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Vatican offers online book for parents facing difficult prenatal diagnosis

The Vatican has published a free book online that can be a resource for parents facing a difficult or fatal... Read more

Pope Francis addresses participants in the international congress 'The Richness of Many Years of Life' in the Vatican's Sala Regia, Jan. 31, 2020.

Pope Francis: Grandparents provide crucial link to faith in secularized societies

Grandparents can play a pivotal role in ensuring that the faith is passed on to their grandchildren in secularized societies,... Read more

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

Pope Francis: Women’s voices are needed in Vatican leadership

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

Pope Francis at the general audience April 20, 2016.

Pope Francis: 'Abortion is never the answer'

Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion is never the answer to difficult prenatal diagnoses, calling selective abortion of the disabled... Read more

The next World Meeting of Families will focus on holiness in married vocation

The Vatican announced Friday that the next World Meeting of Families will focus on the vocation of married life as... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, speaks at a press conference at the Holy See Press Office, Jan. 25, 2018.

Vatican official hopes World Meeting of Families will promote family values

Cardinal Kevin Farrell is in charge of the World Meeting of Families being held in August, and he has said... Read more