Journey of a story

Journey of a story

Jacob sat down in the chair in front of me ready to register for classes. A day later he tells me about a life-changing episode in his life.

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Noel left his mark

Noel left his mark

While working with some young Filipinos in preparation for the Genfest, 38 year old Emmanuel De Jesus died suddenly. Those who knew him now consider him as a guardian angel of the event.

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Maria Voce: “The Genfest is ours!

Maria Voce: “The Genfest is ours!

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8.00pm, was the time for the live transmission of the monthly link-up with Focolare members from around the world. The microphone was handed over to TV journalist Paolo Balduzzi present at the Mariapolis Centre in Castel Gandolfo, Rome.

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Young people and adults journeying together

Young people and adults journeying together

From 11 to 15 September, an International Seminar took place in Rome, in preparation for the Synod of Bishops on the status of young people. Walking together to generate change.

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History

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Genfest 1980: Making the World a Family

Genfest 1980: Making the World a Family

On May 17, 1980, 40,000 young people from around were gathered at the Flaminio Stadium in Rome, Italy. On May 18th, they met in Saint Peter’s Square with Pope John Paul II. Below is Patrizia’s recount of her first Genfest.

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Genfest 1975: Towards a United World

Genfest 1975: Towards a United World

The personal testimony of someone who was present at Genfest 1975, held in conjunction with the Holy Year in Rome. There were 20,000 young people, from all 5 continents, gathered at Palaeur Stadium. Chiara Lubich presented them to Pope Paul VI: “A new world is born.”

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