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Persons with disabilities
A summary of the contributions of people 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 ...

Life
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 ...

WYD Seoul 2027
The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, Seoul and Lisbon work together for the next World Youth Day in 2027

  On 27 and 28 May, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life met with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of Seoul, which will host the next edition of World Youth Day (WYD). The invitation was ...

Movements and Associations
Cardinal Kevin Farrell opens the Annual Meeting with Moderators

  After the Opening Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Audience with Pope Francis, the Annual Meeting with Moderators of Associations of the Faithful, Ecclesial Movements and New Communities ...

Movements and Associations
In New Synod Hall, the opening session together with about 200 moderators and delegates

"I am pleased to meet with you and take this opportunity to reflect with you on synodality, which you have chosen as the theme for your meeting".With these words, Pope Francis addressed the ...

Movements and Associations
On 13 June in the Vatican, the Annual Meeting with Moderators of Associations of the Faithful, Ecclesial Movements, and New Communities organised by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

  Around 200 participants will attend the Annual Meeting with the Moderators of Associations of the Faithful, Ecclesial Movements, and New Communities, organised by the Dicastery for Laity, ...

Associations and Movements
Report of the 2023 Annual Meeting has been published

  The report of the Annual Meeting of 2023 that the Dicastery organised with the Moderators of Associations of the Faithful, Ecclesial Movements and New Communities has been published. Organised ...

Youth Ministry
The International Congress on Youth Ministry has concluded. Here are the key points that emerged from the meeting

  The International Congress on Youth Ministry – ‘For a Synodal Youth Ministry: New Leadership Styles and Strategies’ – which was organised by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life ...

Grandparents and the Elderly
80 representatives of bishops’ conferences and international associations at the webinar organised ahead of the 4th World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

  The webinar on the pastoral care of the elderly – organised on the occasion of the publication of the Holy Father's message and pastoral kit for the 4th World Day for Grandparents and the ...

Youth Ministry
Pope Francis’ invitation to go forth with courage, bringing to all the good news that Jesus is alive and that Jesus is the Lord

The third and final day of the International Congress on Youth Ministry organised by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life opened with an audience with Pope Francis. We publish his complete ...