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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

Pentecoste'98, Piazza S.PietroOn 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.  

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 |
March 13, 2013 marked the start of a new stage in the Catholic Church and in the journey of the human family with the election of Jorge Maria Bergoglio as Bishop of Rome. Thank you Pope Francis for this first year of your Pontificate.