Earthquake in Greece and Turkey

Earthquake in Greece and Turkey

On July 21, 2017 a magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the Island of Kos, Greece, the city of Bodrun, Turkey, along with the southern Turkish coast and nearby Greek islands. There was also the start of a tsunami. At the moment two people are dead and more than 200 wounded. The Focolare Movement offers its support […]

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Urgent Message from Venezuela

Urgent Message from Venezuela

On July 12th the Venezuelan bishops sent out an “urgent message to Catholics and all people of good will.” They ask the government to “retract the proposal of a constituent assembly and allow the elections that are authorized by the Constitution,” and to “recognize the autonomy of the public authorities, abandoning the inhuman repression of […]

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World Population Day

World Population Day

After the rise of interest in The Day of Five Billion on July 11, 1987, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided to continue the project to increase awareness regarding the connections between population size, environment and human development. World Population Day was celebrated for the first time on July 11, 1990 in over […]

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Living City receives 5 awards

Living City receives 5 awards

The official magazine of the Focolare Movement in the US, Living City, has won 5 awards by the Catholic Press Association of North America. First place was awarded for “Best coverage of ecumenical/interfaith issues” for the articles “Growing together”, “Start bridge-building now”, and “A compass to guide our way”, by Sarah Mundell, Susanne Janssen, David […]

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New Greek Catholic Patriarch

New Greek Catholic Patriarch

Joseph Absi, Patriarchal Vicar of Damascus, has been elected to guide the Greek Catholic Church. The new Patriarch, who succeeds 85 year-old Gregory III Laham, studied theology in France and Lebanon. He earned a licenciate in philosophy at the Lebanese State University and a PhD in music at the Pontifical University of Kaslik.
Archbishop Absi belongs […]

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Pilgrim Cross of the World Youth Jubilee 2019

Pilgrim Cross of the World Youth Jubilee 2019

After the arrival of the “Pilgrim Cross” where the World Youth Jubilee 2019 will be held, Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A., launched the initiative in which, on the 22nd day of each month “prayers will be said together” for this important event. The prayer of last 22 June was entrusted to the local Focolare […]

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Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

In 1987 the General Assembly of the United Nations called for a World Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to be observed on June 26, callinng attention to one of the worst dramas of our planet and to voice support for all the efforts to combat it. According to the 2016 Report of the […]

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End of Ramadan

End of Ramadan

Today, 24 June, marks the end of the Ramadan, the period of 29 or 30 days during which the Muslims recall «the month in which the Koran was revealed as a guide for humanity and which is a clear proof of the right way and salvation» (Koran, Sura II, verse185). During this period, fasting from […]

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