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comunità in MessicoOnce, when Chiara Lubich was asked about the structure of the Movement, the foundress of the Focolare first wished to point out something: “Before speaking of the structure of the Movement,” she said, “of its branches, etc, I’d like to point out that we see the Movement as a single entity, as a  whole, an entity which first lives within itself the message that it then tries to bring to the world: unity. We are one and we feel that we are what we truly should be when we are one. John Paul II saw this in us when he said: “You are a people.” He was also referring to our number.

Though it is difficult to count the number of persons who have been touched by the ideal of unity also through the modern means of communication, it is true that entire mass movements have risen around those who are directly involved members of the Movement. Chiara Lubich explains it in this way: “Since every person, every category of people in the Movement, has something to spread through their life, life, we see a more vast crowd of people who have been drawn by their witness rising up around these more committed members.”

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 |
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«The support of everyone is helping us to go on,” a testimonial of the Focolari community in Sierra Leone, one of the West African countries most struck by the epidemic outbreak.
Living the Gospel by serving
Friday, September 19, 2014
 
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Short stories that make us discover how the Gospel gives meaning to every gesture. In the family, community and workplace, it is possible to build a society of love by welcoming the neighbour who is at our side, especially when it’s difficult.
Albania, awaiting Pope Francis
Thursday, September 18, 2014
 
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Also the Focolari community is actively involved in preparing for the Pope’s visit next 21 September: “Hope is the most important gift I can offer Albania".