- Jan 23, 2021
Through baptism and the sacrament of marriage, Catholic families have a special grace and are a gift to the church even if, too often, that grace and gift have not been recognized, said Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life.
Continuing his efforts to ensure financial transparency and accountability, Pope Francis named Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life to lead a commission that determines which economic activities remain confidential.
Rome is among the growing number of major cities throughout the world marking the death of George Floyd, who over the past few days was remembered in the Eternal City at prayer events and protests of racism and social exclusion.
When it comes to addressing the problems of racial injustice and hatred, the path of nonviolence is always the road to victory, said the head of the Community of Sant’Egidio.
Pope Francis has agreed with a recommendation by the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life to postpone by one year the next gatherings of the World Meeting of Families and World Youth Day.
Local churches and individuals must do more to help and to protect the elderly from loneliness and infection during the coronavirus pandemic, a Vatican office said.