On March 31, 1985 Pope John Paul II addressed a letter to young people entitled "Dilecti amici," the origin of WYD and the annual messages to the youth of the world

When the United Nations declared 1985 the International Year of Youth, St. John Paul II wanted to address an Apostolic Letter to young people all over the world. Today, in the centenary year of the ...

At the general audience, recalling the encyclical “Evangelium Vitae” 25 years after its promulgation

“The message of the encyclical Evangelium vitae is more relevant than ever. Even beyond emergencies such as the one we are all living now, it is about acting on cultural and educational levels for ...


« 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 ...


Dear brothers and sisters, The life that God has given us, the source of every other good, is precious and fragile at the same time. We experience this richness and this limitation each day, but ...

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, ...

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.


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 ...

Church and sport
Focusing on methods for involving pastors, religious, and the laity in evangelization through sports

A few days ago the National Pastoral Office of Leisure, Tourism, and Sport of the Italian Episcopal Conference held its annual meeting on sports, which was attended by Santiago Pérez de Camino, the ...

Pope Francis appoints Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Cardinal Imeri, Bishop of Huehuetenango, Guatemala as member of the Dicastery

On February 21st, the Holy See Press office released a statement of Pope Francis’ appointment of Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Cardinal Imeri, Bishop of Huehuetenango, Guatemala as member of the Dicastery ...