The news that filming has started in Trento, Italy, on the first TV movie on Chiara Lubich (see p.3) provoked an enormous response in the Italian press, exceeding all our expectations. It will be broadcast on the major national channel RAI 1 in the autumn. We know of another television program on Chiara currently in production. Press articles and radio transmissions dedicated to Chiara are appearing with some regularity. So, this year the planned schedule of events to celebrate the Centenary of Chiara’s birth “escaped” us due to the pandemic. Many events were cancelled and programs had to be changed. But it seems that maybe Chiara herself is carrying it ahead. A consoling thought, don’t you think?
Joachim Schwind, Focolare Communications Office