« The Lord’s presence dwells in real and concrete families, with all their daily troubles and struggles, joys and hopes » (Amoris Laetitia, 315). In the Church we’ve a hidden treasure: the family. The ...
Once again the thoughts of Pope Francis--in this present time dominated by the fear and isolation of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic--are turned towards the family. Introducing the Eucharistic ...
As of today, you may find the texts and videos of our first international pastoral conference on the elderly in their original language on our webpage dedicated to the event.
In recent weeks, various groups of American bishops in Rome on their ad limina visits stopped by the Dicastery. The spoke to us of a laity that is generous and which actively participates in the life ...
The message of the Holy Father to the National Association of Elderly Workers
“When the Pope speaks of the elderly, he speaks of the future and of their valuable role in the Church and in society. This affirms us in our choice to organize the first international conference on ...
Undersecretary Gambino at the presentation of the Message for the 53rd World Day of Peace
“To return the family to the center of our attention, since it is the heart of the development and promotion of a pedagogy of peace.” These are the words of Undersecretary Gabriella Gambino, speaking ...
Apostolic letter on the value of the Nativity Scene: “to participate to the children and grandchildren this experience that narrates the love of God”
“With this Letter, I wish to encourage the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene in the days before Christmas, but also the custom of setting it up in the workplace, in schools, ...
The Holy Father’s address to participants in the Tribunal of the Roman Rota’s course on the protection of marriage and the pastoral care of wounded couples
“The Church, when she encounters these realities of wounded couples, first of all weeps and suffers with them; she approaches with the oil of consolation, to soothe and heal; she wants to take on ...
Message of Undersecretary Gambino to the pastoral care of families conference of Guatemala
“If we want to protect and defend life, we must protect the elderly and work together to create networks of presence and human and Christian solidarity around them. Caring for the elderly is caring ...
The Dicastery is organizing the first international conference for the pastoral care of the elderly. The event will be held in Rome from 29 – 31 January 2020. The program is already available.
Pope Francis loves the elderly and, from the beginning of his pontificate, and on numerous occasions, he has emphasized their indispensable role in dialogue with young people, in the transmission of ...