As the Synod on the Family (The Vatican, October 4-25, 2015) draws near, the Pope prepares to meet with families from all parts of the world in Philadelphia (September 22-27).[more]
Earth – Faith – Peace: An Interreligious Teach-in, the first gathering of its kind, focused on environmental advocacy through multi-religious cooperation.[more]
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.[more]
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.[more]
“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.
A video produced by the Gen 4 International Centre in Rome.
16 year old Caitlin Rowley from Houston, Texas, shares how she lives with Crohn’s Disease, overcoming her fears. An experience which emanates strength and light.
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.”
An exhibition raises social awareness and funds for refugee families – “The other, Another Me – Breaking Down The Walls of Indifference”[more]
Suffering, freedom and fraternity are the central themes of the meeting. It’s a dialogue that translates into concrete actions in their own cities. They are received in private audience by Pope Francis. Interview with Vatican Radio[more]
Pasquale Foresi – more familiarly known as Chiaretto – the first focolarino priest and co-founder of the Focolare Movement, died on 14th June. Our memories of him are full of affection and gratitude. The funeral will be held on Thursday, 18 June at 3.30 pm (Italian time) at the Focolare Movement’s International Centre in Rocca d Papa. It can be followed streaming.[more]