From Pope Francis

  • Sedula Mater

    On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, the Vatican released a motu proprio by Pope Francis which officially establishes the new dicastery on the Laity, Family, and Life.  “For many centuries, the Church, a caring mother, has had care and respect for the laity, the family, and life, manifesting the love of the merciful Savior for humanity.  Keeping in mind this, as Pastor of the Lord’s flock we are doing everything possible so that the riches of Jesus Christ will overflow abundantly on the faithful. In order to carry it out, we are providing solicitly that the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia... Read more


  • Appointed Prefect of the New Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life

    Best wishes and heartfelt prayers to our newly appointed Prefect, His Excellency Msgr. Kevin Farrell as he prepares to start his service to the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life. *** On August 15, 2016 the Holy Father has named  His... Read more
  • “Jesus, source of mercy”

    Today is completely dedicated to the WYD Vigil, a long encounter with the youth at Campus Misericordiae; however, it is also the day of Lagieniwcki, saint Faustina Kowalska site. The Pope walked through the Mercy Door at the new shrine of Divine... Read more
  • Bring to all the flame of your faith

    Awaiting the arrival of pope Francis, young people from all over the world opened officially the XXXIst World Youth Day on Tuesday, 26 July 201. They have arrived in Cracow a few days before and during the morning they had time for national... Read more

Other News

Message from the President

  • The charming beauty of being a Christian

    We are at the final moments of the XXVII Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, a historical moment marking the end of the Dicastery’s current configuration.1 It is not easy to conclude such a significant event of this magnitude. However, I think the remarks of St. Ignatius of... Read more

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  • Sinodo. I coniugi Miano: famiglie sempre più protagoniste

    Da Radio Vaticana Pina De Simone e Franco Miano sono l'unica tra le 18 coppie di sposi presenti ai lavori del Sinodo a parteciparvi in qualità di 'esperti'. Lei insegna Filosofia della Religione alla Pontificia Facoltà Teologica dell'Italia Meridionale, lui, è stato a lungo... Read more


Woman section: topic of the month

  • Dear Silvia

    Dear Silvia, This past September 11th, as I do every day, towards 11am and then in the afternoon before returning home, I walked into the small fruit shop close to my office, managed by a Pakistani family. They always have very nice fruit; I take it home to my girls. The mother, the father and their three daughters take turns to tend the shop, with their colorful dresses and their dark and proud looks that speak of faraway lands. However, that afternoon, a Friday, at the checkout of the small... Read more

Directory of associations: today we introduce

Teams of Our Lady

OFFICIAL NAME Teams of Our Lady   ACRONYM END (Équipes Notre-Dame)   ESTABLISHED 1947   HISTORY The Teams of Our Lady movement came into being in France at the end of the 1930s through a number of married couples who began to meet... Read more




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