Pope to the Bishops, Friends of the Focolare: Gospel witness way to unity

Pope to the Bishops, Friends of the Focolare: Gospel witness way to unity

Fraternity and unity among Christians as a “bright and attractive sign of the common faith in Our Lord, Jesus Christ”: this is what Pope Francis said to the participants of the Ecumenical Convention of Bishops, Friends of the Focolare Movement, who were received in an audience this morning. A report by Vatican Radio.

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Burkina Faso. Pray for Peace

Burkina Faso. Pray for Peace

Dominique Djire and Aurora Oliveira live at the two focolare houses in Bobo-Dioulasso. We reached them by phone during this period of national chaos.

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Maria Voce: a network of families capable of love and support

Maria Voce: a network of families capable of love and support

In the widespread crisis that is weakening the values of our postmodern society, the family as a “resource” will manage to achieve its best. Maria Voce, President of the Focolare Movement, gave this interview to the Italian daily newspaper “Avvenire”, while the Synod on the Family was gathering momentum.

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The Philippines: Feeling at Home

The Philippines: Feeling at Home

Saving a young boy from the drugs, opening one’s house to a mother and baby in need, accompanying the sick: the Focolare community in Dumaguete is doing its best to live like a family.

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Story of Chiara Lubich

Story of Chiara Lubich

Today, 14 March, marks the 10th anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s passing. We publish a short video showing her extraordinary life: from the little city of Trent, in the north of Italy, right up to “the very ends of the earth”. It illustrates her discovery of God as Love, during World War II, and the development of a spirituality of communion suited to today’s times, fruit of the gift of the charism of unity for the Church and humanity.

Kenya – A light in the slums

Kenya – A light in the slums

Mathare, a slum of 500,000 people in Nairobi, Kenya. Some Focolare families transform the chapel into a school building during the week, helping to change the lives of children and families. Now they have a future!!

Myanmar. “Without love, how could I forgive?”

Myanmar. “Without love, how could I forgive?”

The story of May Han. During the Saffron Revolution her husband who was active in defending human rights, was arrested and died in prison. In the darkness of her pain the light of God’s love brings forgiveness.

Time to Talk, Time to Listen

Time to Talk, Time to Listen

As the momentum builds up for the Referendum in Scotland, Edi Duncan argues that this is an opportunity for real dialogue amongst those with opposing views.

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