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The Pope in Nur-sultan for mass (©Ansa/Alessandro Di Meo)

Kazakhstan: "Look, the Master is here and he is calling you"

Current EventsLyubov Khon

About 100 friends of the movement from all over the country and beyond gathered together in Nur-sultan for Pope Francis' visit. Here are the accounts of those who were there, and of those who were able to meet him in person.

Queen Elizabeth and Pope Francis (Photo:©Ansa)

Messages for the death of Queen Elizabeth II

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The telegram sent by Pope Francis to King Charles III on the death of Elizabeth II, and the homily of Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Windsor, at the Queen's requiem mass at Westminster Cathedral on Sunday 11 September 2022.

Pope Francis

"Mary arose and went with haste”

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Pope Francis' message for the XXXVII World Youth Day, to be celebrated both locally on November 20, 2022, and internationally in Lisbon, Portugal, August 1-6, 2023.

The lighthouse on the island of Texel, The Netherlands (©Unsplash/Marieke Koenders)

"Here and now, on the beach in Texel”

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Hikes, bicycle rides, dialogues and meetings. "A continuous crescendo of gratitude." An account of the summer vacation of the Dutch community, where "time was not even wasted at breakfast.”

A moment from the International Assembly of Responsibles

The point from which we start again

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Notes from Davide Prosperi’s introduction to the International Assembly of Leaders of Communion and Liberation (La Thuile, August 26, 2022).

Boris Chersonskij (©Luca Fiore)

"God became man. To say that is already enough”

Current EventsLuca Fiore

His grandfather had to burn his own books to avoid arrest. He had to wait for Perestroika to make his lyrics public. A guest at this year’s Rimini Meeting, Ukrainian poet Boris Chersonsky tells his life story.

Massimo Robberto (©Archivio Meeting)

"The splendor of what we see"

Current EventsPaola Ronconi

During one of the main talks at the Rimini Meeting, he enchanted the audience with photos of stars and galaxies. Massimo Robberto, among those responsible for the James Webb Telescope, speaks about himself and his work.

The exhibition dedicated to Memorial (©Archivio Meeting)

Meeting 2022: The thread of memory and the flower of hope

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A meeting on the exhibition "Memorial" with Natal'ja Davtjan, Psychotherapist from Ukraine; Irina Scerbakova, Memorial Founding Member; Ol'ga Sedakova, Russian poet; Elena Zhemkova, Memorial Executive Director.

The meeting "Giussani 100"

Meeting 2022: Giussani 100

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The meeting dedicated to Fr. Giussani's centenary with testimonies from Guzman Carriquiry, Fabrice Hadjadj, Mother Maria Francesca Righi and Joseph Weiler.

The exhibition of Fr. Giussani at the Meeting (©Archivio Meeting)

Fr. Giussani: The gaze of a poignant passion

Current EventsRoberto Fontolan

It is one hundred years since the birth of the founder of CL. But there are also "hundreds of encounters, worlds and hearts" that he inspired, some of which can be seen at the Rimini Meeting and in the centenary exhibition.

The volunteers at the Pre Meeting 2022 (Photo: Archivio Meeting)

Meeting 2022: The Pope's message

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The words of the Holy Father signed by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on the occasion of the XLIII edition of the Rimini Meeting (from August 20 to 25).

Margaret and Mauro

Dublin: The seed of a story

Current EventsPaolo Perego

Their encounter with Fr. Giussani, marriage, their yes to mission. "By always remaining attached to this story, things began to happen…. The testimony of Margaret and Mauro Biondi, who visited CL communities in Australia and New Zealand in 2014.

Fr. Giussani with Wakako Saito (Photo: Fraternità CL/Francesco Gargioni)

The boundless embrace of the Mystery

Current EventsWakako Saito

Fr. Giussani's bond with the Buddhist monks of Mount Koya. Saito Wakako recounts how she was born and raised: Fr. Ricci, the Cascinazza, the Rimini Meeting. And the tragedy of the tsunami. A friendship that is the sign of authentic religiosity.