Current Events - 2023

Charitable work near the Luxembourg station

"The poverty of which we are made"

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Food for drug addicts, buying groceries for the needy. In Luxembourg, friends of the community join Fr. Laurent's charitable work: "To encounter Christ who calls through these brothers." From the January issue of Tracce.

Pope Francis during the meeting with members of the diplomatic corps at the Holy See (Catholic Press Photo)

Pope Francis: "To weave anew the threads of peace"

Current EventsPope Francis

Pope Francis' address to members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, wishing "this year to be a call for peace in a world that is witnessing heightened divisions and wars" (January 9, 2023).

Davide Prosperi during the dialogue with Rafael Gerez (Photo: EncuentroMadrid)

“Passion for the person, passion for Christ”

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The text of the dialogue with Davide Prosperi about Fr. Luigi Giussani, on the occasion of the Centenary that has just ended. The conversation took place at the EncuentroMadrid, on November 12, 2022.

Pope Benedict XVI visits the shrine of Mary MacKillop in Sydney on July 17, 2008, while in Australia to attend World Youth Day. (Photo: Keryn Bradbury)

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Australia

Current EventsJohn Kinder

The communities of Australia came together on several occasions to send greetings to Pope Benedict. He always replied, with a message that was direct and personal.

Benedict XVI during a vacation in the Alps (©Eric Vandeville/akg-images/Mondadori Portfolio)

"The Feeling of Things, the Contemplation of Beauty"

Current EventsJoseph Ratzinger

"True knowledge is being struck by the dart of beauty that wounds man, being touched by reality." From the Traces archive, " we republish the speech of the then Cardinal Ratzinger at the 2002 Rimini Meeting.

Thousands of people crowded St. Peter's Square these days for a final farewell to Benedict XVI (© Andrea Colarieti/Catholic Press Photo)

The funeral of Benedict XVI

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Thursday, January 5, starting at 9:30 a.m. (GMT+1), live from St. Peter's Square, the Holy Mass for the funeral of the Pope Emeritus. The booklet for the celebration is also available online.

Benedict XVI on the opening day of the Year of Faith, October 11, 2012 (Catholic Press Photo)

Benedict XVI: "My spiritual testament"

Current EventsBenedetto XVI

"Jesus Christ is truly the Way, the Truth, and the Life - and the Church, in all her shortcomings, is truly His Body." The words of the Pope Emeritus released by the Holy See.

Joseph Ratzinger (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

The childlike giant

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

The message of Davide Prosperi, president of the Fraternity of CL, to the entire movement on the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Benedetto XVI (Photo: Ansa/Osservatore Romano)

Benedict XVI: "A true giant of faith"

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

"He was an authentic father of the Church and also a devoted father of every man and woman of this age. Even in sorrow, we are immensely grateful to God for having given us a friend and a guide on our path like him." Davide Prosperi's statement