The Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life, which began to function on September 1, 2016, inaugurated its new logo and new Internet site: www.laityfamilylife.va.
The logo represents the “hug” of the Church for “all the laity and all the families of the world.” On the image, lay people are supporting the Bernini colonnade, which embraces a group of families in a hug.
Symbolizing “women, men, children, young people, elderly people, and families,” the faithful constitute the Church and at the same time enjoy her maternal protection,” explained the Dicastery.
From the colonnade and the families within it, life is born. A flower, sprouting from the extensions of St. Peter’s columns, represents this in the logo.
In addition to describing the Dicasery’s activities, the new Website intends to offer all a “chance to be heard.” Therefore, ample space is given to the social networks. The site is available in French, English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.