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.
As written in the General Statutes, the president will always be a woman. This underscores the “Marian profile” and its prevalently lay connotation, and also “preserves the design of God in having entrusted the birth and development of the Movement to a woman.”
As stated in the General Statutes: “Her presidency will above all be a presidency of love, because she will have to be the first to love, that is, to serve her brothers and sisters, recalling the words of Jesus: “. . . and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all” (Mk 10:44).
The current president is Maria Voce, who was elected by the General Assembly in July 2008 and re-elected for a second consecutive term in September 2014.
An honest discussion about the dynamic of family life today. The pain of failure, detachment, separation and divorce: “There are no infallible recipes!” the secret lies in walking together.
In the widespread crisis that is weakening the values of our postmodern society, the family as a “resource” will manage to achieve its best. Maria Voce, President of the Focolare Movement, gave this interview to the Italian daily newspaper “Avvenire”, while the Synod on the Family was gathering momentum.
In conversation with the President and Co-President of the Focolare Movement. What has the charism of unity to say today when faced with war, crisis in the family and in values, how does it respond to the appeals of Pope Francis?