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 the Elderly
Plenary Indulgence to those who participate in the World Day for the Grandparents and the Elderly, or whom visit the elderly that are alone

  Also on the occasion for the 4th World day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be celebrated on the 28th of July and will carry the theme “Do not cast me off in my old age” (Cf. Psalm ...

Persons with disabilities
A summary of the contributions of persons with disabilities to the Synodal journey has been published

  What is the contribution of the faithful with disabilities to the life of the Church? “An Unlimited Joy”, the document we are publishing today and which was presented to the General Secretariat ...

A meeting at the UN in Geneva to reflect on the exploitation and commodification of women and children

  Gabriella Gambino, Under-Secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, moderated a meeting in Geneva – ‘At what price? Towards the abolition of surrogacy: Preventing the expolitation ...