Pontifical Council for the Laity

Conseil pontifical pour les laïcs
Pontificio Consiglio per i Laici
Pontificium Consilium pro Laicis (PCL)

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URL: http://www.laici.va/
URL: http://www.laityfamilylife.va/

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1967-01-06 Rome Italy


6 Jan 1967, Rome (Italy), by Pope Paul VI, initially for 5 years. Original title: Consilium de Laicis; restructured under present name, 10 Dec 1976. Present structure and competence defined by Pope John-Paul II, 28 Jun 1988. Comes within the framework of F-XF8042 - Administrative Hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church. Ceased to exist, 1 Sep 2016, with activities taken over by Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.


Deal with all matters concerning the contribution the lay faithful make to the life and mission of the Church, whether as individuals or through various forms of association that have arisen and constantly arise within the Church.


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Officers: President, Secretary, Under-Secretary. Presidential Committee; Members; Consultors. Section dedicated to: Youth, Women's Studies and Church and Sport.


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