They used umbrellas to protect themselves from the teargas and became the symbol of a protest that voiced out various ideas and opinions. Without trying to give a political assessment, we would like to cite the various and contrasting sentiments of the Youth for a United World of Hong Kong who want to live for an ideal of universal brotherhood.
The students comprise the “gold mine” of IUS which formally opened the academic year 2014-15 on 21 October. Maria Voce, University Chief Executive was present at the ceremony. On 27 February 2015, an Honorary Degree will be awarded to His All-Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.
The Assembly of Focolarini Priests and Deacons was held from 13 to 17 October. There were 90 participants from 30 countries representing about 800 members of 140 priest-focolare units worldwide. The new director was elected. The assembly took stock of the last six years, in the perspective of the future.
Lay people Dieudonne and Emerthe Gatsinga from Africa were invited to share with Pope Francis and the Synod members, their experience in marriage preparation
Beatification of Giovanni Battista Montini, the Pope who implemented the Vatican Council. We propose excerpts of an interview given by Chiara Lubich to Città Nuova and published on September 25, 1977.
We remember Giovanni Battista Montini, on the occasion of his beatification on 19 October, through an article which Igino Giordani, a long-time friend and confidante of Montini, wrote in 1978 with the typical language of those times, when ecumenism was making inroads.