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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Puerto Rico in the Aftermath of the Hurricane

Puerto Rico in the Aftermath of the Hurricane

The situation has remained critical throughout the island after Hurricane Maria. Reconstruction comes through small, but concrete gestures of solidarity. Here is a glimpse of how the Focolare community is living it.

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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.

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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California In Flames

California In Flames

Cindy reports from the Focolare community: “We got away and are now safe. My heart is in pieces for the people who lost everything. This is how we’re learning what matters in life, certainly not material things. Up until today the death toll has risen to 31 and more than 400 missing.”

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