The new Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life in Rome has published a list of thirteen pro-life websites (http://www.laityfamilylife. va/content/laityfamilylife/it/ sezione-vita/siti-web-pro- vita.html). Human Life International (HLI) is one of only two U.S. organizations mentioned.
A dicastery is a department of the Roman Curia that assists the Holy Father in fulfilling the numerous pastoral and administrative duties of the Holy See. HLI has maintained an office in Rome since 1998, working with papal institutions there, including the Pontifical Council for Family and the Pontifical Academy for Life. HLI looks forward to building on past collaboration with papal pro-life curial offices to have a close relationship with the new Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.
HLI President Fr. Shenan J. Boquet commented: “HLI is honored and proud to be featured by this new dicastery in Rome as one of a small number of trusted pro-life groups in the world.”