The 2012 Genfest was held in Budapest under the banner “Let’s bridge”. It extended an invitation to overcome conflicts, to unite peoples, to link generations. To find unity within oneself. This is the story of one of those 12,000 participants, Martha from Italy, aged just 16 at the time.
The expectations for this visit go beyond Italian confines. At Loppiano (Florence) on 10 May, Pope Francis will meet a huge Focolare community representing the entire Movement. Maria Voce: “A repeatable model of coexistence based on evangelical principles.”
United World Week is currently underway. During this event, young people from around world want to show that peace, solidarity and unity are attainable goals. We publish the story told by Simon, a Paralympics swimming champion, as recounted by his father, a journalist, at the Italian Genfest. He issues the challenge to always fulfil our dreams.
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