Undersecretary Laity

Associations and Movements
All the moderators and leaders of the movements of international associations before the Pope in the Vatican

  On September 16, 2021, the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life summoned the moderators, presidents, and international leaders of all ecclesial movements, new communities, and associations ...

Movements and Associations
For healthy government in the international associations of the faithful

On the Solemnity Corpus Domini, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has given a General Decree to regulate the length and number of terms of office in the international associations of the ...

Forum Amoris Laetitia
Summary of the second day of the Amoris Laetitia Forum

  The second day of the Forum "Where are we with Amoris Laetitia? Strategies for the pastoral application of Pope Francis' Exhortation" was entirely devoted to the formation of carers ...

Family and food-justice
The intervention of Undersecretary Ghisoni at the webinar “Food for Life: the role of women in promoting integral human development”

The family, and above all women, as a factor of change for the achievement of sustainable development goals, in particular the elimination world hunger. Linda Ghisoni, Undersecretary of the Dicastery ...

The 37 year old judge killed by the mafia beatified in Agrigento

May 9, 2021, saw the beatification of Rosario Livatino, an Italian magistrate whom Pope Francis called a “martyr of justice and faith”. Blessed Rosario was born in 1952, in Canicattì, Sicily. After ...

Protection of minors
Undersecretary Ghisoni invited to the presentation of the WUCWO volumes

On the occasion of the opening of the “Amoris Laetitia Family Year,” and in anticipation of the Easter Triduum, the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO) held three webinars (in ...

Ecclesial movements
Linda Ghisoni brings the greetings of the Dicastery to the First National Assembly of ecclesial movements in Peru

“Step outside of repetitive habits, projects, or ways of meeting, and abandon self-referentiality, so as to promote better mutual knowledge and cohesion, and to grow in authentic communion.” This is ...

Opera di Maria

On Saturday, 6 February, participants in the General Assembly as well as other members of the Opera di Maria—Focolare movement were received in audience by Pope Francis in the Paul VI Hall. They were ...

Spiritus Domini

With an Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio dated 10 January 2021, the Holy Father has modified canon 230 §1 of the Code of Canon Law, which now allows for the admission of women into the instituted ...

Pope Francis
In the “Pope Video” for October, the missionary month, Pope Francis calls for the promotion of greater integration of the lay faithful, especially women, in areas of responsibility in the Church

The Pope Video for October has just been published, revealing the intention that Pope Francis is entrusting to the entire Catholic Church through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (which includes ...