From Pope Francis

  • Let the Holy Year be for all believers a true moment of encounter with the mercy of God

    To My Venerable Brother Archbishop Rino Fisichella President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization With the approach of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy I would like to focus on several points which I believe require attention to enable the celebration of the Holy Year to be for all believers a true moment of encounter with the mercy of God. It is indeed my wish that the Jubilee be a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible, so that the faith of every believer may be strengthened and thus testimony to it be... Read more


  • I have now enrolled in the Day as a pilgrim

    On Sunday 26th July, Pope Francis launched the registration to next year’s World Youth Day in Poland by becoming the first person to sign up. You too can sign up at Dear brothers and sisters, today registration opens for the 31st... Read more
  • WYD 2016: Registrations open!

    From Sunday 26 July, exactly one year before the start of World Youth Day in Krakow, it will be possible to register online at: Read more
  • The Logic of Self-Giving

    We present the volume containing the proceedings of the meeting organized by the Women’s Section in December 1996 and published in the Laity Today Review, number 40. The Logic of Self-Giving International Meeting “Women” Rome 1996 CONTENTS Preface –... Read more

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Message from the President

Agora @proLaicis

In this part of our website, we offer our Members and Consultors the opportunity to take part in the life of the Dicastery through digital media. In this space we will publish testimonies, reflections and papers from Members and Consultors in relation to the Dicastery’s activities and research.... Read more

  • Josep Miró i Ardèvol - Veréis con esperanza

    Veréis con esperanza, asombro, o preocupación, la gran transformación que ha iniciado la encíclica de Francisco Laudato si'. Su intención se percibe con más claridad después de sus mensajes en Ecuador, Bolivia y Paraguay, y de manera especial en su discurso en el Encuentro de Movimientos Populares,... Read more


Woman section: topic of the month

  • The commercialisation of motherhood

    Ana Cristina Villa Betancourt The terrible tragedy of the earthquake in Nepal produced many chilling headlines, and amongst them, perhaps one slipped by; a story about the speed with which the numerous homosexual couples, who were in the country in the process of renting a womb and obtaining a baby, were evacuated. The story briefly appeared in the international media and then disappeared. The noise which these stories produced throws light on a rapidly growing phenomenon: couples from powerful... Read more

Directory of associations: today we introduce

World Organisation of the Cursillo Movement

World Organisation of the Cursillo Movement

OFFICIAL NAME World Organisation of the Cursillo Movement   ACRONYM OMCC (Organismo Mundial de Cursillos de Cristiandad)   ESTABLISHED 1980   HISTORY OMCC was established as an organisation to coordinate the Cursillos de... Read more




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