Laity

05/03/2020
WYD
The message of Pope Francis for the 35th World Youth Day 2020

The message of the Holy Father to young people for the 35th World Youth Day 2020, which will be celebrated on a diocesan level throughout the world, focuses on the theme of: “Young man, I say to you, ...

27/02/2020
Laity
Pope Francis authorizes the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decree approving the beatification

During the most recent audience with Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis authorized the promulgation of the decree regarding the miracle attributed to ...

18/02/2020
Laity
Cardinal Farrell in Spain for the National Congress of the Laity

From 14 to 16 February, the Spanish bishops’ conference’s Commission for the Secular Apostolate held its National Congress for the Laity in Madrid, on the theme of “The People of God reaching out.” ...

10/02/2020
Laity

The prophetic vision of St. Vincent Pallotti on the role of the laity in carrying out his program of revitalizing the faith was the focus of the homily given by the Secretary of our Dicastery, Father ...

28/01/2020
#Panama2019
The Catholic Church in Panama celebrates the first anniversary of World Youth Day

“A year after celebrating this wonderful World Youth Day, we can say that this small seed has grown and is bearing much fruit.” So says José Ulloa Mendieta, Archbisop of Panama, underscording that one ...

27/01/2020
Ad limina

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 ...

23/01/2020
Elderly
Interview with Prefect Card. Farrell on the Conference which will bring together 550 participants from 60 countries

In the Church, the elderly have at times been forgotten, or considered somewhat of a burden, even while “they should be co-protagonists, by virtue of their immense experience, thanks to their many ...

15/01/2020
Youth
In Turin, an event in view of the Global Compact on Education

“We were inspired by the synodal process with young people and by the Apostolic Exhortation ‘Christus vivit,’ in which the Holy Father speaks directly on the importance of social friendships among ...

09/12/2019
Pope Francis
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 ...

05/12/2019
Laity
Secretary Fr. Awi speaks at the Urbanianum on “The evangelizing vocation of the laity and ecclesial movements”

Recently, the Secretary of our Dicastery, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, participated in an international conference titled: Dalla Maximum illud alla Evangelii gaudium. Sull’urgenza della trasformazione ...