Formation of the Laity

As stated in the Apostolic Constitution "Praedicate Evangelium," the Dicastery “studies issues relating to cooperation between the laity and ordained ministers in virtue of their baptism and the diversity of charisms and ministries, in order to foster in both an awareness of co-responsibility for the life and mission of the Church” (Art. 132).

Its carries out its tasks in close collaboration with the Commissions for the Laity of the Bishops' Conferences in order to foster greater awareness of this lay responsibility that stems from Baptism and Confirmation. By promoting initiatives and best practices, through the Laityinvolved platform, and organizing conferences on the promotion and formation of the laity at the international level, the Dicastery engages in the promotion and formation of the laity on a daily basis.







A meeting with the Holy Father closes the work of the Conference "Pastors and laity called to walk together"

      This morning, the Holy Father Francis received in Audience, in the New Synod Hall at the Vatican, the participants in the International Conference for the Presidents and Referents ...

Conclusion of the second day of the Conference, participants’ presentations and testimonies

  On the second day of the Conference "Pastors and Lay Faithful Called to Go Forward Together", underway in the Vatican's New Synod Hall, the main theme was the importance of ongoing ...

A summary of the first day's session, with speeches and testimonies from around the world

  The Conference for the Presidents and Representatives of Episcopal Commissions for the Laity began this morning in the New Synod Hall. Its goal is to create a place for dialogue and the ...