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 ...

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 ...

Linda Ghisoni for the Section of the Laity, and Gabriella Gambino for the Section of Life

Today, Pope Francis named as new Undersecretaries to the Dicastery two women, Linda Ghisoni to Section for the Laity, and Gabriella Gambino to the Section for Life. Linda Ghisoni, born in the province ...

Pope Francis
The Holy Father’s Chirograph: “Do not be afraid, expand the horizons, and go out to listen to the reality of the people”

Today, Pope Francis visited the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. Just a few days after the meeting with the Pontifical Foundation “Scholas Occurrentes,” Francis returned to Palazzo San ...

Ad Limina Visit of Nicaragua’s Bishops

On the morning of Monday, September 11th, during the visit “to the See” of the Apostles, Nicaragua’s Bishops were received at the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. The Bishops of the country’s ...

Ad Limina Visit of the Bishops of Honduras

“You’re doing a great job accompanying families and promoting the laity!” Card. Farrell said this to the Bishops of Honduras at the end of their Ad Limina Visit to the Dicastery for the Laity, Family ...

Lina Balestrieri’s life, broken by the earthquake, leaves a bright example of dedication to families and to the weakest

The personal story of Lina Balestrieri, who died, at 59, in the earthquake that struck the town of Casamicciola in Ischia on 21 August, is simple but touching. Standing next to Santa Maria del ...

The new website

A hug that welcomes all the laity and all the families of the world. This is what the new logo of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life Dicastery, that we are presenting today together with the ...


The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Father Alexandre Awi Mello Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, I. Sch., National Director of the Schönstatt Movement in Brazil. Rev. Father ...

Ad Limina Visit of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Quebec

“Life must always be defended, from conception to natural death, but also at every stage. That is why we are committed to taking care of fragile lives, such as those of people with disabilities or the ...