Remembering Chiara Luce Badano

“Once upon a time, in 1971 (yeah, not that long ago!), in Sassello, Italy a girl named Chiara Luce was born. She was an average girl who liked to sing and play tennis. She even failed math one year. She never did anything “big” like found a hospital or religious order, but she went to Church regularly and tried to love God and live the Gospel in her life.”

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The Pope in Philadelphia

The Pope in Philadelphia

From immigration to the celebration of Mass for the crowds. How Pope Francis changed the face of the nation.

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“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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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.

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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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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