Unpublished documents stimulate further studies.
The Pope’s message to Bishops of various Churches, friends of the Focolare Movement.
“Paul VI and Chiara Lubich. The prophecy of a Church in dialogue” will be the theme for the two study days to be held on 7-8 November 2014 at the Mariapoli Centre, Castelgandolfo. These are being organized by Paul VI Institute (Brescia) and Chiara Lubich Centre of the Focolare Movement (Rocca di Papa, RM).
It takes place between the 3rd and 7th November at the Mariapolis Centre in Castelgandolfo (Rome). Central theme “The Eucharist, mystery of communion”. Audience with Pope Francis on Friday 7, November.
The Assemblies of the men and women volunteers, that were held simultaneously at the Mariapoli Centre of Castelgandolfo (Rome) from 22 – 26 October, 2014, brought to an end the assembly period of the Focolare Movement. The incarnation of the charism of unity, that marks the vocation of these adults committed through their direct involvement in “the things of the world”, is highly evident.
Together with whole Church, the Focolare Movement expresses its joy and participates in the beatification of Pope Paul VI on Sunday, October 19. The Movement also expresses gratitude and appreciation for the special bond that united Pope Montini to the Focolari during important traits of its history.
The diocesan priests and deacons focolarini concluded their assembly on October 17. This followed the Movement’s General Assembly held during the month of September and its 90 participants came from 30 countries, representing about 800 members of 140 priest focolari.
The 2014 Assembly has closed its doors and has done so together with the members of the Focolare Movement around the world: a live internet connection, the final act after these 28 days at Castel Gandolfo (Rome).
A more than significant conclusion to the General Assembly of the Focolare Movement. Pope Francis received the participants of the Assembly this morning acknowledging the path they had followed, and whilst thanking them “for their generous commitment,” he urged the Movement on to a contribution of responsibility, creativity and generosity.
The General Assembly of the Focolare, ten days before its conclusion, had an unprecedented moment with an encounter with a large group of representatives of evangelical Christian and Catholic movements, people of various religious faiths and people of non-religious convictions.
The General Assembly has elected a Spanish focolarino, Jesús Morán Cepedano, Co-President of the Focolare Movement. The election came after the third ballot the day after the re-election of Maria Voce as President. The Holy See has expressed its confirmation, required by the statutes of the Focolare Movement.