Family

29/05/2019
Ad Limina Visit

An ad limina visit by the Philippine Bishops is currently taking place in Rome and on 20th May last, our Dicastery received the first of the three groups. Among the many matters dealt with, we ...

28/05/2019
Adoption
Meeting with members of the "Istituto Ospedale degli Innocenti" (Hospital of the Innocents) in Florence

Last Friday, during his meeting with members of the Hospital of the Innocents, Pope Francis, spoke about the matter of adoption.  Setting aside the speech he had prepared, he made an impromptu ...

17/05/2019
Rome 2021

This is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the next World Meeting of Families, which will take place in Rome from June 23 to 27, 2021. The meeting will be organized by the Diocese of Rome and the ...

02/05/2019
Ad limina visit/Argentina I

On 29th April, our Dicastery welcomed the first of three groups of bishops from Argentina who arrived in Rome for an ad limina visit. Speaking on behalf of his brothers, Mgr Andrés Stanovnick, Bishop ...

24/04/2019
#Yestolife

There are already three hundred participants registered for the conference “Yes to life! Caring for the Precious Gift of Life in its Frailness”, to be held in Rome from 23rd to 25th May next. In the ...

14/03/2019
Local Churches
Argentina, the Bishop of Rafaela’s letter for Lent

“The Family in the Service of Life” is the heading of the pastoral letter that Monsignor Fernández, Bishop of Rafaela, sent to his diocesan community at the beginning of Lent.   The Bishop ...

27/02/2019
Conference on life
“Yes to Life!” is the title of the forthcoming international conference organized by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life from the 23rd to 25th May, in cooperation with the Italian Foundation "Il Cuore in una Goccia"

“Perinatal medicine today offers extraordinary opportunities for assistance in nascent life, but at the same time poses important questions on the concrete accompaniment of couples and families who ...

09/02/2019
Magisterium

An International Conference will be held on 9th and 10th February in Kigali, Rwanda to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae. This initiative has been organized by the ...

05/02/2019
Local Churches
The family is the good earth on which to sow and to allow compassion to grow

“Don’t judge if you don’t want to be judged... in the family”. This is the theme of the educational meetings for families organised by the Vicariate of Gela in the Diocese of Piazza Armerina, held ...

01/02/2019
Family and life
In March: the III Binational Pro-family Pro-Life Congress in Mexico and the United States

The Binational Pro-family and Pro-Life Congress organised in Mexico and the United States, a well proven experience already held on two other occasions, is now approaching its third edition. Organised ...