Family and Life


In the light of the Praedicate Evangelium, the responsibilities entrusted to the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life include the pastoral care of the family and its mission according to God's plan, as well as the pastoral care of the elderly and the promotion and safeguard of human life.

As part of family ministry, the Dicastery promotes and coordinates the celebration of the World Meetings of Families.







A new reprint by LEV of John Paul II’s Catecheses on Love is in the bookstores

 The Catecheses on human love pronounced by John Paul II over thirty years ago have been reprinted by LEV in a book edited by Gilfredo Marengo: “The two phrases that form the title of the new ...

Post-synodal formation sessions are proposed for 2017 by the John Paul II Institute

The formation courses offered by the John Paul II Institute, which began last year, are continuing with the theme “After the Synod: The roads of family ministry.” These days, a course is being held on ...

On 28 April, the IV Sacramental Theology Colloquium will be held at the John Paul II Institute on “The conjugal bond and sacramental character”

“The conjugal bond and sacramental character: A new corporeality” is the theme of the IV Sacramental Theology Colloquium, which will be hosted by the Pontifical John Paul II Institute on 28 April. ...