From Pope Francis

  • Make a ruckus! But also help in cleaning it up

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO ECUADOR, BOLIVIA AND PARAGUAY (5-13 JULY 2015) MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER “Costanera” riverside area, Asunción, Paraguay Sunday, 12 July 2015 [Multimedia]       Dear Young People, Good Afternoon!   After having read the Gospel, Orlando came up to me and said, “I ask you to pray for the freedom of each one of us, of everyone”. This is the blessing which Orlando asked for each one of us. It is the blessing which all of us together now pray for: freedom. Freedom is a gift that God gives us, but we... 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
  • The Holy Father with a delegation of athletes of "Special Olympics Italia"

    Never forget beauty: the beauty of life, the beauty of sport, that beauty which God has given us. Sport is a very suitable path for this discovery, to open ourselves, to go outside of our own walls and get in the game. This is how we learn to... 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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