Laity

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, ...

Movements and Associations
The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life invites to join the initiative on 8 June

    “At 1 pm we are invited to dedicate a minute for peace – in prayer, for believers; in reflection, for non-believers – everyone together for a more fraternal world.” With these words, ...

The Pope Video
Vatican News in dialogue with Dr Linda Ghisoni on the Holy Father's prayer intention for the month of April

  On Friday 12 April, Dr Linda Ghisoni, Under-secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life, participated in the programme Estudio 9 of Vatican News alongside Andrea Sarubbi, ...

Witnesses of the Faith
Card. Farrell: let us turn to the Martyrs to ask for the gift of peace we so desperately need

  A solemn Prayer vigil in remembrance of those who have given their lives for the Kingdom of God in recent years was held on Tuesday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Basilica of St. ...

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 ...

Youth
In Argentina, the beatification of the cardinal who was President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity

    The Church in Argentina, and with it the universal Church, joyfully celebrates the beatification of Cardinal Eduardo Francisco Pironio this Saturday, 16 December, 2023. We publish a ...

Local Churches
Initiatives of CELAM and the Bishops' Conference of Chile for the protection of minors and vulnerable persons in the ecclesial context

    Comparing approaches and exchanging experiences, in order to understand the current situation in the Latin American Church in the area of abuse prevention, and to discover effective ways ...

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 ...

Formation of the Laity
At the Biennal of Catholic Laity of the Philippines, the Dicastery's message

  Lay co-responsibility in the life of the Church and formation. An inseparable pair for an increasingly synodal Church. These issues were addressed by the Undersecretary of the Dicastery, Linda ...

Youth
A friend of the youth, he was President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity

  During the Audience granted on November 8 to Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, the Supreme Pontiff authorized the same Dicastery to promulgate the ...

#laityfamilylife
The fourth podcast of the series produced by the Dicastery addresses the theme of the lay apostolate

    The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life's Laityfamilylife podcast series continues with the fourth episode that is dedicated to an in-depth study on the theme “The Lay Apostolate”. The ...

Associations and Movements
Decree presented to the President and Founders

  During a ceremony that took place in the Aula Magna of the Dicastery on Monday, June 26, the Decree by which the Via Pacis Association obtained confirmation of recognition as an international ...

Pubblications
A LEV publication with the proceedings of the last annual meeting of associations of the faithful and Church movements

  The Libreria Editrice Vaticana published the proceedings of the Annual Meeting sponsored by the Dicastery last year with the moderators of associations of the faithful, ecclesial movements and ...