The Secretary

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 ...

Christus Vivit
Meeting of the National Youth Ministry Teams of the Latin American region of the Southern Cone

The 2018 Synod on Young People is now in the phase of its full realization, and young people are tasked with proposing ideas and projects so that the Synod can be implemented by Bishops’ Conferences, ...

In the light of Christus vivit, a reflection from Fr. Awi Mello for the virtual meeting of the youth ministry leaders of Mexico and Central America

From 26 – 31 October, the virtual meeting for youth ministry on the theme of “We are not alone, we walk together” was held in Mexico and Central America. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the event ...