World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day will be celebrated on June 20th at the behest of the UN General Assembly to highten awareness of the conditions of millions of refugees seeking asylum, as they flee war and violence in their own countries. The UN Agency for Refugees has launched the “#With Refugees” campaign, to give visibility to the […]

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Assisi and Sant’Egidio

Assisi and Sant’Egidio

On the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Community of Sant’Egidio diffused in 76 countries in the various continents, the city of Assisi conferred the honorary citizenship for peace to Prof. Andrea Riccardi. The reason for the award states: “the Community has always worked with loyalty and passion in the peripheries of the world, […]

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Internet, a great responsibility

Internet, a great responsibility

Pope Francis’s prayer for the month of June is dedicated to the social networks and the web. This was aired today through a video message in Spanish by the world Network of prayer for the Pope, translated in seven languages and rebroadcasted by Vatican News. In the video the Pope invites all to pray to […]

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A minute for peace

A minute for peace

Also this year, the initiative, “A Minute for peace”, is being renewed, and promoted by the Catholic Action International Forum, together with the Italian Catholic Action, the Argentinean Catholic Action and the Justice and Peace of the Argentinean Bishops’ Conference and other entities, on the fourth anniversary of the encounter of Pope Francis with the […]

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Guatamala’s Fuego Volcano Tragedy

Guatamala’s Fuego Volcano Tragedy

Tragic scenes arrive from Guatamala. The news talks of 200 missing, 3,000 displaced persons and at least 75 dead from the eruption of the Fuego Volcano, which surprised the inhabitants of the surrounding villages on June 3rd. The numbers are expected to increase, according to local authorities. The catastrophe is being compared to the volcanic […]

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Sweden’s Catholic movements “together”

Sweden’s Catholic movements “together”

On the eve of the feast of Pentecost, 19th May, the Diocese of Stockholm hosted a meeting of movements within the Catholic Church, including the Focolare Movement, the Charismatic Renewal and the Neocatechumenal Way. Over one hundred people attended. Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “Gaudete et exsultate” was presented, provoking an enriching exchange among those present. […]

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