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Pontifical Council for the Family

The Pontifical Council for the Family was instituted by John Paul II in 1981 and is responsible for the promoting of the pastoral ministry and the apostolate of the family, so that christian families are helped to do the educational and apostolical mission they are called to.


Holy See

The Holy See, or Apostolic See, is the episcopal see of Rome. With the name of Holy See and Apostolic See it is intended, in the Code, not only the Roman Pontiff, but also, if not resulting otherwise from the question’s nature or the context, the State Secretary, the Council for Public Affairs of the Church and the other organisms of the Roman Curia.
Vatican City State was founded following the signing of the Lateran Pacts between the Holy See and Italy on February 11th 1929.
Its nature as a sovereign State distinct from the Holy See is universally recognized under international law.


Renewal in the Holy Spirit

The Renewal in the Holy Spirit is an ecclesial Movement born at the end of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, in 1967, January, as free initiative of the Holy Spirit. It operates in the life of all the faithfuls and in the Church’s one, through the personal experience of a renewed effusion of the Holy Spirit, that has aroused a spiritual renewal, cause of a radical transformation in the life of millions of persons.
In Italy, the Renewal is organized as private Association of faithfuls, recognized by the Italian Episcopal Conference (C.E.I.): is in March 12, 2012, the final approval of the Statute from the permanent Council of the Italian Episcopal Conference, whith decree signed by the C.E.I.’s President, Card. Camillo Ruini.