Communion between ecclesial movements and new communities is something new in the history of the Church, but it has spread rapidly in all parts of the world.
History: Pentecost ’98
On the 30th of May 1988, the Vigil of Pentecost, John Paul II invited the Movements and new Communities to Rome where they gathered in Saint Peter’s Square to give a united testimony. It was an historic event that brought together the members and founders of movements. These movements are the fruit of a particular charism, given by the Holy Spirit, to the Church and to humankind in response to the needs of our time.
The city of Riberão Preto in Brazil, among the largest in the State of São Paulo, was declared a “technological hub” by the Brazilian government, attracting new jobs. The experience of a parish in welcoming the new arrivals and making them feel at home.