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New dicastery
for laity, family and life

· Announced by Pope Francis during the Synod ·

On Thursday afternoon, 22 October, at the beginning of the general congregation of the Synod of Bishops, the Holy Father made the following announcement: “I have decided to establish a new dicastery responsible for laity, family and life, which will replace the Pontifical Council for the Laity and the Pontifical Council for the Family. The Pontifical Academy for Life will be joined to the new dicastery. To this end, I have constituted a special commission that will prepare a text canonically delineating the competencies of the new dicastery. The text will be submitted to the Council of Cardinals for discussion at their next meeting in December”.




St. Peter’s Square

Jan. 24, 2020