Local Church

Youth Ministry
Sharing the synod experience and the promotion of youth leadership

  Thirty-three priests, diocesan assistants of the Polish Catholic Youth Association (Katolickiego Stowarzyszenia Młodzieży - KSM), one of the largest and oldest youth associations in Poland, ...

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 ...

Family
Undersecretary Gambino's speech at the National Colombian Meeting on Family Pastoral Care

  “The Church supports the educational mission of the family” This was the theme of the National Meeting of Family Pastoral Care that took place in Colombia where, from Oct. 19 to 21, lay ...

Ad Limina
In the month of September, the bishops of two African nations went to the Dicastery for their Ad Limina visit

  Every five years, the bishops of the various Episcopal Conference make their Ad limina visits to meet the Holy Father. On this occasion, they also meet with the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia ...

Family and Life
Meeting of the Bishops and National Directors for Family and Life of the European Bishops’ Conferences, Bucharest, 8 - 10 May 2023

  The Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) met in Bucharest from 8 to 10 May, to discuss the theme “The family in Europe today”. Forty participants from 22 countries attended the ...

Ad limina
Meeting with Malawian Bishops during their Ad limina visit

    During their quinquennial Ad Limina Apostolorum Visit, the Bishops of the Malawi Bishops' Conference also visited the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. On March 28, 2023, the group ...

Marriage and Family
The Undersecretary, Prof. Gambino, attended the first presentation of the pastoral guidelines after their publication

  Experts and representatives of institutions dedicated to family science from all over South America participated - virtually and in attendance – in  the meeting held a few days ago at the ...

Amoris Laetitia Family Year
The document has been published, “Catechumenal itineraries for married life. Pastoral guidelines for particular Churches"

  The document is an initiative of the "Amoris Laetitia Family Year" and responds to the Holy Father's desire to offer new paths for preparation for the sacrament of marriage. "The ...

WMOF 2022
The Program of the event and the themes of the Pastoral Congress were presented in the Press Office of the Holy See

  "It will be a time of listening and encounter." Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, thus defined the 10th World Meeting of Families on ...

Synod 2021-2023
Ideas for embarking on the synodal process with families published

  Families wish to walk along the synodal path as pastoral and ecclesial subjects, giving their contribution with their own experience of joy and suffering to the mission of the Church. ...