Synod

21/10/2018
#Synod2018
The statements of our Secretary, Alexandre Awi Mello and Father João Chagas on the Synod in progress

Kevin Farrell, Prefect,  Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary and Father Joao Chagas from the Youth Office of the Dicastery are all attending the Synod of Young People on the matter of “Young People, ...

18/10/2018
#Synod2018

The Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life has provided the Synod Fathers, gathered together in Rome at this time,  with a set of the reports presented by the Ecclesial Movements on the ...

04/10/2018
Towards the Synod
Among the objectives of the meeting that ends tomorrow, more formation and development of a critical spirit

The National Council of the Laity of Brazil (CNLB) is organizing, for its young members, a national meeting that will be held in the Sagrada Família formation center, in São Paulo, with the aim of ...

02/10/2018
Towards the Synod of the Young
Thousands of students from Romanian Catholic high schools are participating in a national educational program

“It seems like smartphones and tablets have always existed, but they appeared just over a decade ago. Moreover, they are not—as we are led to believe—empty boxes but full jars and a multitude of ...

30/09/2018
Youth

“The San Lorenzo Center is a privileged place for youth initiatives. We want to start prayer groups, vigils, and activities, but we are also open to other youth initiatives. We invite the young people ...

30/09/2018
Ecclesial Movements
The contribution of ecclesial movements to the Synod on the Young

On June 19th, the Annual meeting of the Dicastery with the general moderators of the lay associations, the ecclesial movements and of the new communities was held in the Palazzo San Calisto. During ...

23/07/2018
Ukraine
For the first time in Lviv (Ukraine), a forum of the representatives from the various youth ministries of both the Latin Rite and Ukrainian Greek Rite Catholics has been celebrated

“Young Catholics in Ukraine share the same dreams and experiences, no matter whether they are Latin Rite or Ukrainian Greek Rite Catholics. First of all, they long to build closer ties with the ...

21/06/2018
Dicastery

  “Young people were at the origin of many ecclesial movements;” “the ecclesial movements” have a “long work experience working with the youth;” “the ecclesial movements actively involve ...

19/05/2018
Middle East
Salvatore Martinez: “It will be a reference point for pilgrims and a place for diffusing the teaching on the family”

Set on a hill, on a site that covers 15,000 square meters, there will be a house for pilgrims with 103 family-sized rooms, a home for refugees and the poor, a church, and a structure with auditoriums ...

18/05/2018
The comment
Renato Cursi and Fr. Fabio Attard tell about the Salesians’ experience in the light of the Synod and on the horizon of an authentic “connection” with the young

“Religion and especially Christianity is in seriously poor health. With some noteworthy exceptions, young adults no longer identify or practice religion. [...] Religion is dying, and Europe is ...