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Vatican Announces Launch of Research Initiative on Family by Various Catholic Universities

Aug 6, 2021

The project is part of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year.

Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik, S.J., with the official image of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome. Screenshot from Diocesi di Roma YouTube channel.

Vatican Unveils Official Image of 2022 World Meeting of Families

Jul 28, 2021

The image was created by the Slovenian Jesuit Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik.

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy, Oct. 4, 2016./ Vatican Media.

Pope Francis to Elderly: The Church Needs your Prayers Like ‘a deep breath’

Jun 22, 2021

There is no “retirement” from spreading the faith, Pope Francis said in a message to grandparents on Tuesday, adding that the prayers of the elderly are needed by the Church and the world.

Cardinal Kevin Farrell./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican Imposes Term Limits for Church Movement Leaders to Curb "violations and abuses"

Jun 12, 2021

The Vatican issued a decree Friday setting limits on the terms of leaders of international associations of the faithful and new communiThe Vatican issued a decree Friday setting limits on the terms of leaders of international associations of the faithful and new communities.ties.

Logo Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in DR Congo.

DR Congo’s Laity Laud President for Not Endorsing Electoral Commission Head

Jul 22, 2020

The leadership of Catholic Laity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has lauded President Félix Tshisekedi for not endorsing Ronsard Malonda as the head of the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) despite his endorsement by the law makers of the Central African nation

Feet of a newborn baby in an incubator. Credit: Shutterstock.

Vatican Offers Online Book for Parents Facing Difficult Prenatal Diagnosis

May 29, 2020

The Vatican has published a free book online that can be a resource for parents facing a difficult or fatal diagnosis for their unborn child during pregnancy. 

Pope Francis meets staff of the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life Nov. 16, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: Women’s Voices are Needed in Vatican Leadership

Nov 16, 2019

Pope Francis said Saturday that more women are needed in positions of leadership in the Vatican.