In a few days time Pope Francis will be in Turkey. We are publishing excerpts of an interview given by Chiara Lubich to Vatican Radio, just before the historical trip of Pope Paul VI.[more]
For the first time the annual YouthFest which is held at the Citadel Lia in Argentina, had an encore, the show was repeated in front of a thousand people in a city 900 km. away, Mendoza.[more]
Street missions, communities for drug addicts, prayer and work, taking care of the elderly and disabled, youth involvement: the Movements want to announce together, the joy of the Gospel in all fields. The meeting with Pope Francis marks the culmination of the international Meeting.[more]
Here is a comment of Maria Voce at the conclusion of the meeting organized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity for the Ecclesial Movements and New Communities. She participated together with a delegation of the Focolare Movement.[more]
The 9th meeting of the ‘Friends’ of Together for Europe was held in Planina, in Slovenia, from 13 to 15 November with more than 100 representatives of movements and communities of various Churches.[more]
From an answer of Chiara Lubich during a meeting held at the Sports Palace in Florence, 17 September 2000.
“No mediocrity! You must aim high with trust, courage and creativity.” This was the invitation launched by Pope Francis to the inhabitants of Loppiano and to all those who wish to become experts in openness towards others.
A variety of initiatives to promote peace and unity all over the world. This year the launch of United World Week started with a big event in Nairobi, from 25th April to 5th May, linked to the Sharing with Africa project.
“What would you answer to someone who holds that true dialogue among different cultures and religions is not possible?” This was a question addressed to Chiara during a meeting with Muslim friends of the Focolare in 2002.
Around a hundred scholars coming from 25 countries, from the three monotheistic religions, to make an in-depth study together on the dignity and the role of the woman in building peace.[more]
In view of the upcoming visit by Pope Francis to the European Parliament, we publish an article by Igino Giordani, written in 1972, which highlights Christianity’s spiritual influence on the process of unification of the continent.[more]
Extracts of the personal history of the new co-president of the Focolare. Hopes and challenges of the Movement today and his invitation to be as radical as ever in living out the charism of unity.[more]