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The Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life and persons with disabilities

The Gospel is for everyone not just for some

03 December 2021
Persons with disabilities are lay faithful who, by virtue of Baptism, have received the same prophetic, priestly, and royal mission as every other Christian; they represent a challenge for family apostolate and are at the center of the Church’s concern in defending every human life. This is the starting point that led the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life to include the pastoral care of persons with disabilities as one of the areas of its pastoral action. In fact, this was precisely one of the most fervent requests made by the members and consultors of the Dicastery during its first plenary assembly. In embarking upon such a journey, the Holy Father’s farsightedness in uniting the competencies of the previous Pontifical Councils for the Family and for the Laity into one single Dicastery immediately comes to light. This choice has ...

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