The Secretary

Interview of the Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life to Vatican News

  A Marian spirituality capable of touching the deepest chords of the priestly vocation, but not only, also giving new energy to the life of faith: this is the extreme synthesis of the charism ...

A communiqué by Schoenstatt Fathers announces the General Council of the Community

  The 6th General Chapter of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers, which began meeting on August 3, 2022, elected the new General Council of the Community for the next six years, ...

Concluding remarks by Fr. Awi Mello at the First International Seminar on Woman

  The Latin American Academy of Catholic Leaders organized its 1st International Seminar on Women with the objective of reflecting and deepening the role, contribution and challenges of women in ...

Exaudi News interview with the Secretary of the Dicastery in the run-up to the diocesan WYD on 21 November

  “Young people are ‘God’s now’ and the strength of the Church,” says Father Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life, when talking about  the ...

Acknowledgement of the Dicastery's work in promoting faith and values through sport

  On October 1st, the President of the Retina d'Oro, Mauro Rufini together with Sports Director, Giampiero Caneschi, presented the "Special 2021 Retina d'Oro Award" to the Dicastery for ...

Forum Amoris Laetitia
Summary of the first day of the Amoris Laetitia Forum

The first day of the Forum "Where are we with Amoris Laetitia? Strategies for the pastoral application of Pope Francis' Exhortation" opened today with the first day of work. The aim of the ...

Guidelines WYD
The guidelines approved by the Holy Father are an encouragement for the whole Church to give a new impetus to the youth day celebrated in the local realities

An experience of faith and vocational discernment, a personal encounter between pastors and young people (not only those involved in the life of the Church), an opportunity to discover and put into ...

Address of Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello on the institution of the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

On 11 February, l’Osservatore Romano published an address of the Secretary of the Dicastery, Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, I. Sch., on the institution of the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, ...

The Secretary meets with leaders in pastoral ministry to young adults in the United States on the challenges of the pandemic in the accompaniment of young adults.

The Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life, Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, took part in the online conference “Arise! Ministry with young adults in a time of innovation,” which took ...

The Secretary’s reflections for the International Council of the UMOFC/WUCWO

The International Council of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (UMOFC/WUCWO) met virtually over these past few days via videoconference for the annual formation course for the thirty ...