The Prefect

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 ...

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 ...

Associations and Movements
Invitation to stand at the crossroad of today with the same confidence and generous attitude as Mary

    On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the foundation, on last December 7, Pope Francis received the group leaders of the Focolare Movement - the Work of Mary, accompanied by the ...

Associations and Movements
Three thousand participants in the United Arab Emirates for CHARIS' fifth local gathering

    From December 1 to Sunday, December 3, the 5th Convention of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal organized by the CHARIS  National Service of Communion of the United Arab Emirates is ...

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 ...

Associations and Movements
The organism’s General Assembly was held prior to the event in the Paul VI Hall where Pope Francis spoke

  It has now been more than four years since the founding of CHARIS, the body erected by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life to serve the current of grace of the Catholic Charismatic ...

WYD Lisbon 2023
Pope Francis' missionary mandate and the two next appointments with young people

  Being transfigured, enlightened, by the encounter with the Lord.  Pope Francis' mandate to the world's 1.5 million young people coincides with the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, ...

Grandparents and Elderly - Youth
Dialogue between generations and the theme of the visitation will be the focus of the two celebrations

  The Holy Father's calendar of appointments for the current month of July and the upcoming month of August was released today. There are three appointments and at least two involve events ...

Associations and Movements
The annual meeting with the moderators

  One hundred and fifty participants and eighty-five ecclesial associations were represented at the Annual Meeting with moderators of the international associations of the faithful, ecclesial ...