Attack in Somalia

Attack in Somalia

The death toll of the doublé suicide attack that took place last Saturday in Mogadishu, Somalia, continues to rise. The most recent news reports of at least 300 deaths and hundreds of injured. The October 14 attack was the most serious one in recent years, with 20 schoolchildren on a school bus.
At the October 18th […]

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Sophia Global Studies Academic Centre

Sophia Global Studies Academic Centre

The tenth academic year of Sophia University Institute, which was formalized on December 7, 2007 by Pontifical Decree, will be launched on October 24, 2017.
In the letter sent on that occasion to Chiara Lubich, who was the inspiration of Sophia, the Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education underscored the novelty of the Institute “that […]

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Strife in English-speaking Cameroon

Strife in English-speaking Cameroon

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The clashes have started again and the tension is high. On 22 September and 1 October the army suppressed the peaceful demonstrations, killing and wounding some of the protesters who were asking for the independence of the British-speaking regions.  That same day in the Northwest and Southwest Regions (inhabited by an English minority, 20 % […]

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Kidnapped Italian priest Fr Maurizio Pallù freed

Kidnapped Italian priest Fr Maurizio Pallù freed

We wish to express our joy and relief to hear about Fr Maurizio Pallù‘s release last night, shortly before midnight,in Nigeria, The Italian priest, who belongs to the Neocatechumenal Way, was abducted on 12 October on his way to Benin City. He has been working in the African nation for three years following a long […]

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World Food Day

World Food Day

Established by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) of the United Nations, World Food Day is celebrated annually on 16 October to raise public awareness regarding poverty, hunger and malnutrition in the world, as well as issues regarding food safety and methods to improve agricultural productivity. This year the theme is focused on: “Change the future […]

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Palestinian and Israeli women march for peace

Palestinian and Israeli women march for peace

On 24 September, 30,000 women set out on a peace march from Sderot (Negev) to Jerusalem. The initiative, promoted by “Women Wage Peace” (WWP) included meetings, moments of dialogue and prayer. It ended on 11 October in Jerusalem. “Grassroots initiatives such as this one are important because they express a part of the Israeli people […]

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Ecumenical News From Argentina

Ecumenical News From Argentina

In spite of the difficult social, political and economic situation across the country, dialogue among different Christian traditions has not waivered. The Focolare community in Caracas writes: “Last 14 Septmber we met at the focolare in Caracas with Anglican pastor Francisco Salazar and his wife and Pastor Coromoto Jimenez to spend some family time together. […]

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Spain. #I’mDialogue

Spain. #I’mDialogue

In front of the situation that has been created in Catalonia, the Focolare Movement in Spain has launched a communiqué through which one commits to living a culture of dialogue, “a powerful tool that makes interests in others possible, entering into the reality they live, to know it, accept it and, inasmuch as possible, comprehend […]

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