In September, the Shalom Catholic Community celebrated its 35th anniversary. The Community, with which the Focolare Movement is strongly bound by a deep friendship, was born in 1982, from the initiative of some university youths led by Moysés Louro de Azevedo Filho and with the encouragement of the Archbishop of Fortaleza. Even if it’s main objective was that of hosting the youths and announcing the Gospel to them, in a short time, it spread also among families, children and people from different socio-cultural backgrounds, united by the call to live in prayer, fraternal life and service. It is currently established in South America, North America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. Besides numerous prayer groups, the Community has opened art and culture centres, schools, homes for the aged, sick and homeless people and set anti-abortion projects, rehabilitation of drug addicts and shelters for homeless children. All our best wishes to the Shalom Community!