“Welcome to New York, Holy Father”

“Welcome to New York, Holy Father”

Last 25 September, the city vibrated with excitement as never before, and this means a lot in New York which is so used to superlative events and celebrities. But Pope Francis surpassed them all. Susanne Janssen, director of “Living City Magazine” reported on the event.

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Refugees: a new commitment and greater collaborative effort

Refugees: a new commitment and greater collaborative effort

The Pope’s call during the Angelus on Sunday 6th September 2015 stirred consciences to open the doors of parishes, religious communities, monasteries and convents, to take in refugees. The Focolare Movement’s thanks and response to Pope Francis’ appeal.

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Cuba prepares to welcome Francis

Cuba prepares to welcome Francis

The Island will soon welcome the first Latin American Pope. The expectation of the people, State-Church relations and the thawing in Cuban-USA relations. Message from the bishops and the Focolare’s contribution.

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Children and the real Christmas story

Children and the real Christmas story

“Jesus is the greatest gift of all”: with this spirit, thousands of children throughout the world remind us that “Jesus has been dislodged,” and invite us to make him once again the focus of Christmas. In St. Peter’s Square on 20 December, there will be a Children’s Jubilee with the blessing of their statues of Baby Jesus.

Joelma and the Wall of Tiles

Joelma and the Wall of Tiles

An exhibition held in support of victims in war-torn countries. It consists of a wall composed of handmade tiles which can be lifted off and taken home. Joelma Regis, the project creator, explains: “We are all connected and together we can help tear down the walls of indifference in our everyday lives.”

Earth, Faith and Peace 2015

Earth, Faith and Peace 2015

Earth – Faith – Peace: An Interreligious Teach-in, the first gathering of its kind, focused on environmental advocacy through multi-religious cooperation.

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Solar Power Cookers For Haiti

Solar Power Cookers For Haiti

Helping to relieve poverty in Haiti while resolving the environmental problem. The Cucine solari per Mont -Organizé Project presented at EXPO Milano 2015 in the Cascina Trulza-Civil Society Pavilion.

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People and Planet First

People and Planet First

Vatican City, July 1-3, 2015. A high-level environmental summit on climate change titled, People and Planet First: the Imperative to Change Course, organized by heads of Catholic NGOs (CIDSE) and by the Pontifical Justice and Peace Council.

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