A letter of thanks was sent to the gen4 worldwide, with the publication of the balance statement of the initiative “They’ve dislodged Jesus,” undertaken each year by the children of the Focolare Movement during the Christmas season. Last Christmas, thanks to the offers gathered by the sales of the chalk statues of “babes” portraying Baby Jesus, the gen4 with the support of the adults and in some cases also of local institutions, collected 3,627.60 euro that were allocated to eight projects in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Burundi, Uganda and Syria. In addition to this, a donation was allocated to medical care, foodstuffs and schooling material for four projects in the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Egypt and Iraq. What comes to the fore, beyond the figures, is the “culture of giving” from which the gen4 draw inspiration.
103 years ago, this huge tragedy was the first on the deplorable list of disasters that occurred in the 20th century: the Armenian genocide. Recalling it, in 2016, Pope Francis made an appeal: “Having seen the pernicious effects to which hatred, prejudice and desire for dominion led in the last century, I express my lively […][more]
Earth Day is celebrated yearly, the day after the spring equinox. It is the biggest environmental manifestation of the planet, promoted by the United Nations to encourage the protection of the Earth. The idea of creating an “Earth Day” was discussed for the first time in 1962, and finally took form in 1969, following the […][more]
“We are not victims of chance or swept up in a series of unconnected events; on the contrary, our life and our presence in this world are the fruit of a divine vocation!” This is what Pope Francis reminds us of in the very first words of his message for the 55th World Day of […][more]