The Secretary

News from the Dicastery
The first edition of our Dicastery’s newsletter, available every month and in five languages, is online

Extraordinary events such as Pope Francis’ visit to the Dicastery, the engagements of the Prefect Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the activities of the Secretary Father Alexandre Awi Mello, the appointment of ...

The Secretary, Fr. Awi Mello, in Madrid for the Salesian’s International Congress on Youth Ministry and Family

“The miracle of the salvation of young people does not happen without Jesus but—in general—it does not happen without a family either; it does not happen without a father, a mother, brothers, and ...

Associations and Movements

A few days ago, the international coordinators of the MILPA Association (Palautian Lay Missionaries) came to visit our Dicastery. The delegates were received by the Dicastery’s Secretary, Father ...

Associations and Movements
The meeting with the federal bureau was attended by the Secretary Fr. Awi Mello and Fr. Buontempo

In recent days, the Dicastery's Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, and Father Giovanni Buontempo, in charge of relations with the ecclesial movements and new communities, met with the Federal ...

Associations and Movements
An international delegation comes to the Dicastery to meet the Secretary, Father Awi Mello, and Father Buontempo

Yesterday morning, an international delegation of the Marianist Lay Communities (MLC) met with Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of the Dicastery, and Fr. Giovanni Buontempo, in charge of the ...

A meeting at the Dicastery with representatives of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

A few days ago, the Vice President of FAFCE visited our Dicastery with the Secretary General, Nicola Speranza, and the delegate of the Family Associations Forum, Vincenzo Bassi. The meeting was ...

Around Gender

A few days ago, a meeting of researchers specialized in the anthropology of sexuality was held in the congress hall of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. This casual encounter brought ...

The Interview
Faher Awi Mello’s Words to

The Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, gave an interview to In a conversation with journalists, at the margins of a pilgrimage to ...

Movements - Communities
The Message of the Secretary, Father Awi Mello, to the Schoenstatt Ibero-American Family Work Congress

“With Joy, Families reaching out” was the theme of the Schoenstatt Ibero-American Family Work Congress held in Ecuador. Hundreds of married couples from fourteen countries, members of the three ...

Families in Brazil
The Secretary, Father Awi Mello, writes to the participants of Brazil’s XV Diocesan Congress on Family Pastoral Ministry

“I heartily wish that you continue, with conviction and without becoming discouraged, to propose the beauty of God’s plan for the family and boldly face its great challenges.” Father Alexandre Awi ...