Extraordinary guests

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Extraordinary guests

The social and humanitarian crisis that is occurring in Venezuela is forcing hundreds of thousands to flee toward bordering countries, searching for shelter, medicine and work. Here is an experience of welcoming people from the Focolare community in Lima, Peru.

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A welcome at the border

A welcome at the border

Known as the western gates of Italy, the city of Ventimiglia, at the border between Italy and France, has seen tens of thousands of migrants come through from the Mediterranean and into Europe. Here’s the story from Paola of the local Focolare community.

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The new “us”

The new “us”

After 35years of marriage, Zé Maia unexpectedly lost his 57-year-old wife, Maria da Conceição in 2016. “Our love carries on, because eternity is perfect love”. A moving story of undying love.

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An extraordinary day

An extraordinary day

Video abstract of the highlights of Pope Francis’ visit to Loppiano, the international town of the Focolare, on 10 May 2018, with excerpts of an interview with Maria Voce and Jesús Morán held on 24 May in Rocca di Papa (Rome).

The Secret of True Love

The Secret of True Love

Excerpt of an interview to Chiara Lubich by Erik Hendriks, released for the Belgian TV in May 2004. Love everyone, be the first to love, love in a tangible way, up to generating dialogue with the othe

Genfest 2018: Theme Song

Genfest 2018: Theme Song

Genfest, an international youth festival generally held every 6 years, will take place for the first time outside Europe. This time it will be in Asia, in the Philippines. The theme and title for Genfest 2018 is BEYOND ALL BORDERS. “Beyond all borders” by Simon Deregowski © 2018 Youth for a United World -Focolare Movement.

Belfast: Going beyond invisible walls

Belfast: Going beyond invisible walls

20 years after the signing of the Peace Agreement, we went to Belfast to see for ourselves the divisions that still exist but also the efforts on the path to peace.

One Genfest, many bridges

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One Genfest, many bridges

Logo GenfestThe 2012 Genfest was held in Budapest under the banner “Let’s bridge”. It extended an invitation to overcome conflicts, to unite peoples, to link generations. To find unity within oneself. This is the story of one of those 12,000 participants, Martha from Italy, aged just 16 at the time.

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