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.







The 2017 World Family Map: “Children are more serene within marriage”

  Marriage is one of the most stable relational forms of coexistence. This is proven by the “2017 World Family Map,” presented on 16 February, at Roma Tre University, during the conference on ...

“Retrouvaille”—Divorce is not a solution in Italy either

  Healing wounds to prevent divorce is the objective of “Retrouvaille,” an association whose name explains its mission: reuniting, and not just a simple therapy for the couple, after which they ...

The St. Thomas More Center in Spain has launched a campaign for mandatory family therapy

“Divorce is not the solution.” This is the slogan of the campaign launched by the Spanish legal center St. Thomas More, which has proposed a petition for a law that contemplates the obligation of ...