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Updated: Pope Francis creates Vatican office combining laity, family, life issues

Oct 22, 2015 - 11:27 am .- Pope Francis announced Thursday to the Synod on the Family that he has chosen to establish a new office in the Roman Curia that will deal with issues of laity, family, and life, as part of his reform of the curia.

How marriage prep is failing Catholics, and what we can do about it

Sep 18, 2015 - 04:02 am .- The Church needs to seriously consider changing the way it approaches marriage preparation say John and Claire Grabowski, a couple who serve on the Pontifical Council for the Family.

Seminar speakers advocate change on Communion for the divorced-and-remarried

Aug 28, 2015 - 04:20 pm .- Earlier this year the Pontifical Council for the Family organized three seminars which gathered scholars to discuss marriage and family life in the run-up to the Synod on the Family being held in October.

Vatican hosts day of study on family and creation

Mar 29, 2014 - 02:14 pm .- On Saturday the Pontifical Council for the Family sponsored a day of reflection on the family as the custodian of the created world.

Archbishop Chaput confident of papal visit to Philadelphia

Mar 7, 2014 - 10:21 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has said he has “great confidence” that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families, to be held in the city in September 2015.

Devotion of next bishops' synod to family 'providential'

Oct 16, 2013 - 12:01 am .- The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, told CNA it was “providential” that Pope Francis has decided to devote the next synod of bishops to the family.

Vatican unveils plans for International Family Center in Nazareth

Apr 16, 2013 - 10:54 am .- The Vatican is moving ahead with plans to build the International Family Center in Nazareth, a complex that will include a church, meeting spaces, a hotel for visitors and play areas for children, all as part of an effort to build up the family in the Holy Land.

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