Life

03/03/2020
Elderly
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.

   

03/02/2020
Life

“To renew the commitment to guard and protect human life from its beginnings to its natural end”: this is the wish that Pope Francis reiterated, in yesterday’s Angelus, recalling the Day for Life ...

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 ...

10/01/2020
Pope Francis
The message for the 28th World Day of the Sick

“The noun ‘person’ always comes before the adjective ‘sick.’ Therefore, may your work always promote the dignity and life of the human person, without conceding to acts of a euthanistic nature, to ...

15/11/2019
Elderly
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 ...

07/11/2019
Elderly
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 ...

11/07/2019
Euthanasia
Statement of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life in relation to the Vincent Lambert affair

Vincent Lambert has died. It is time, more than ever, to pray. He was deprived of any human chance of survival when he could have been supported. As we read in the Holy Father's tweet on Wednesday 10 ...

02/10/2019
Elderly
Revisiting the Holy Father’s words on the elderly

In some countries around the world, 2 October—the liturgical commemoration of the Guardian Angels—is celebrated as Grandparents’ Day. This is a good opportunity to listen once again to some of the ...

23/05/2019
#YestoLife
400 people from 70 different countries participated in the first day of the Conference

This morning the work of the Conference “Yes to life!  Taking care of the precious gift of life in its frailness” began. This was an important event for the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life ...

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 ...