Together with our Member Associations and with your help, we will continue to defend the dignity of human procreation and of every person throughout her/his life. Our work touches upon a great diversity of topics, yet it only echoes the fact that the family is the heart and starting point of all society: in fact, as Pope Francis told us in 2017, our “wide gamut of activities is summed up in integral service to the family”.
Unpaid care work is still work...The fact that national pension schemes do not reflect it is a major cause of social exclusion and old-age poverty, especially amongst women. Until the European Union and its Member States plug this gaping hole in the EU’s social contract, the ambitious social objectives advanced in the report will be stymied.
Statement of Vincenzo Bassi, President of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) Brussels, 23 June 2021 "Once again
18 June 2021 Between the 9th and 12th of June, the Holy See’s Dicastery for Laity, Family,