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13/07/2020
Family
Fr. Awi Mello’s address to the Shalom Community’s conference on the family

Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of the Dicastery, participated in the Catholic Shalom Community’s conference which, due to the international health crisis, was held online from 28 – 29 June. In his ...

07/07/2020
Family

Reviewing the methodologies and content of programs for the premarital formation of young people, accompaniment within marriage, making spouses the protagonists in the pastoral care of families, ...

02/07/2020
Pope Francis
The video message with the Holy Father’s prayer intentions for July is shared through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network

While the pandemic continues to be a scourge on many parts of the world, the Holy Father has not forgotten families, recalling how they are “the foundation of society, […] the most suitable structure ...

24/06/2020
Movements and associations
Cardinal Farrell’s video message on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of “Couples for Christ”

“You are important for the life of the Church today: you are called to offer a great testimony to the modern world, a world which suffers from maladies such as individualism, which leads us to looking ...

19/06/2020
Laudato si’
The role of families and young people in the application of the Encyclical promoting an integral ecology

Family, life, and young people are some of the main themes in a document titled: “Journeying towards care of our common home—five years after Laudato Si’,” presented in the Sala Stampa and discussed ...

19/06/2020
Appointments
Pope Francis includes the Cardinal among the members of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts

“I express my gratitude to Pope Francis for the trust placed in me. I renew my commitment to be fully available to the service of the Holy Father and of the universal Church; and I offer up, on the ...

18/06/2020
Youth
Starting today, the WYD magazine is online

The World Youth Day Magazine, in an issue dedicated to the World Youth Day which took place in Panama in 2019, is now available for free online on the website of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, ...

09/06/2020
Life
Cardinal Farrell’s medidation at the prayer vigil for peaceful coexistence in the United States of America

“Since its birth, our nation has been multicultural, multiethnic, and multireligious. It was established on the foundations of: the equality of all men, the inalienable rights to life and liberty ...

08/06/2020
Youth
On his episcopal coat of arms, Msgr. Suchodolski includes the cross and icon of Maria, Salus Populi Romani

On 1 June in the Polish diocese of Siedlce, Msgr. Grzegorz Suchodolski was ordained bishop. He has served as the Secretary General of the organizational committee for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow ...

29/05/2020
Life
The proceedings of the International Conference on medically fragile newborn life are now online

The ebook of the collected proceedings of the international conference “Yes to Life! Taking care of the precious gift of life in all its frailty” are available for free online, on our website and on ...