Family

Family
Supporting imperfect and struggling families

    Organised by the Institute for Advanced Family Studies (IESF) of the International University of Catalunya (UIC) in Barcelona, the second edition of Days for Family ...

The Elderly
Pope Francis with grandparents, the elderly and grandchildren: ‘The Caress and the Smile’

        On Saturday 27 April, the Paul IV Hall filled with almost 6000 people who participated in a special Audience - ‘The Caress and the Smile’ - that was organised by the Great ...

Marriage and Family
Under-secretary Gambino at the National Family Pastoral Day in Lezhë

  On 20 April 2024 in Lezhë, Albania, the National Day of Family Pastoral Care was celebrated at the ‘Redemptoris Mater’ Seminary. Organised by the Episcopal Commission for Laity, Family and Life ...

Family Global Compact
Under-Secretary Gabriella Gambino's speech on the Family Global Compact at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Berit Institute for the Family

  Last 18 March, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Berit Institute for the Family, an afternoon at the Catholic University of Avila (UCAV) was organised for the presentation of the ...

Women and the Church
In her speech at the press conference, the Under-Secretary Gabriella Gambino offered a reflection on the 10 women saints who, in their different states of life, have sown the Word of God in the world

  On Wednesday February 28, 2024, at the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome, a press conference took place, to present the International Inter-University Congress "Women in the ...

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 ...

Life
Under-secretary Gambino's video message to the National Pastoral Meeting with the guatemalteche families

  “The pastoral care of life is called to give value to the dignity of every person in every situation and age, as well as to accompany it to fullness”. With these words Professor Gabriella ...

Women
Statement by Cardinal Kevin Farrell on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25, 2023)

  On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, Card. Kevin Farrell, emphasized the importance ...

Family Global Compact
More than 130 REDIUF academic members have begun working on family-related challenges

  On November 14, an online meeting organized by REDIUF - International Network of University Institutes for the Family - was held. It brought together more than 130 professors and directors of ...

Life
A reflection by the Undersecretary of the Department, Prof. Gabriella Gambino, on the case of little Indi Gregory

  Published in L'Osservatore Romano is a reflection by Prof. Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, on the story of little Indi Gregory, the ...

Family
Undersecretary Gambino's speech at the meeting of French Catholic Family Associations (AFC) leaders in Rome

  The leaders of the member associations of the Confederation of "Associations familiales Catholiques" (AFC) of France met in Rome from November 7 to 9 to launch the new strategic ...

Children
A delegation of children from France's L'Action Catholique des Enfants and their chaperones visited the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life on the occasion of their meeting with the Holy Father

  More than seven thousand children answered to the Holy Father's invitation to meet him at the Vatican on November 6, 2023, and filled the Paul VI Hall with their voices, songs and colorful ...

Family Global Compact
The French version of the summary version of the project promoting family studies through the world's Catholic universities is online

  The French translation of the abridged version of the Family Global Compact is now available on the website of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. It is a shared program of actions for ...