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.







Grandparents and Elderly
Card. Farrell: In this year dedicated to prayer, let us build the broader ‘we’ of ecclesial communion

  This morning, the theme chosen by the Holy Father for the next World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be celebrated on 28 July 2024 in all the dioceses of the world, was ...

Family and Life
A digital brochure collecting pastoral tools for dioceses, parishes and ecclesial movements

          The website of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life has been enriched with a new page collecting all the tools for the pastoral care of Family and Life, ...

Christmas 2023
A meditation for the Christmas Season by the Prefect of the Dicastery, Card. Farrell

  Dear friends, A few days ago, the Holy Father extended an invitation to us when he said, “Let us value silence, sobriety and listening. May Mary, Virgin of silence, help us to love the desert ...