Current Events - 2023

Migrants on a boat heading for Lampedusa (Photo: Ansa-Dpa)

Migrants: "Educating to welcome is possible"

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

Lampedusa, the arrival of boats, the deaths at sea… and the Pope's speech in Marseilles. Oliviero Forti, head of migration policies at Caritas, speaks: "Humanitarian corridors, an educational model of charity."

Jimmy Tamba at the Rimini Meeting (Archivio Meeting)

Sierra Leone: the fruit of a friendship

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

From former child soldier to foster father. Jimmy Tamba recounts his meeting with Fr. Berton, CL and the Nembrini family. "They did not analyze what had happened to me, they made me see the good in the world."

The Meeting's exhibition on the Trappist monastery of Azer, Syria (Archivio Meeting))

"Our work and the footprint of God"

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They curated and explained the exhibition on the Trappist monastery of Azer, at the Rimini Meeting: the account of the preparation and the days lived by the volunteers who acted as "guides".

Pope Francis blesses the statue of Our Lady Mother of Heaven (Photo: Vatican Media / Catholic Press Photo)

Mongolia: "We are all nomads of God"

Current EventsStefano Maria Paci

The SkyTg24 vaticanist, following the Pope, recounts the apostolic visit to the Asian country. The small flock of 1,500 Catholics, the faithful who came from China and that boy who will receive Baptism at Christmas…

A moved heart changes history

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

At the Meeting, an Armenian woman bursts into tears in front of images of an ancient Christian monastery restored by the Emir of Sharjah. The video reaches the Emirates and is the beginning of something unimaginable.

The presentation of "The Religious Sense" in Garching bei München

Germany: When 'yes' is enough

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A small community near Munich that takes seriously the challenge of what it means to “be a presence”. The result is the presentation of "The Religious Sense" in the parish, and not only.

Monsignor Giuseppe Baturi

Meeting 2023: The discussion around the title

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'Human existence is an inexhaustible friendship'. The dialogue with Monsignor Giuseppe Baturi, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cagliari and Secretary of the Italian Bishops' Conference, dedicated to the theme of the 44th edition.

St. Patrick’s parish in San Antonio, Texas

Fr. Giussani’s Time in Texas

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Joseph visits St. Patrick’s parish in San Antonio, TX where Fr. Giussani lived during his time in Texas.

Flannery O'Connor

Longing Is the Wisdom of Blood

Current EventsAlessandro Matone

In honor of the 59th anniversary of the death of Flannery O'Connor (08.03.2023)

Cry of the Heart

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A presentation on Msgr. Albacete’s book on suffering shares his precious presence with new and old friends in St. Cloud, MN.

Daniele Mencarelli (Photo: Rimini Meeting)

The need for the unimaginable

Current EventsPaola Bergamini

Our thirst, “because water exists", the posture of free persons that “makes them hunt for the event.” In August Traces, a conversation with writer Daniele Mencarelli on Fr. Giussani’s challenge in The Religious Sense.

Young people of CL at WYD (@Fede_annoni)

WYD: The roots of joy and the journey

Current EventsPope Francis

The address of Pope Francis at the vigil with young people at the World Youth Day (Parque Tejo, Saturday, 5 August).

Wisława Szymborska (Photo: Damian Klamka/ZUMA Press/Ansa)

Szymborska: Nothing is ordinary

Current EventsAndrea Fazioli

One hundred years ago the poetess Wisława Szymborska, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, was born. Nothing was insignificant for her. What kind of knowledge and certainty emerge in her poems? From the August issue of Traces.

Andrea Mandelli

WYD: An unexpected protagonist

Current EventsRicardo Formigo

Andrea Mandelli died at the age of 19 in 1990. He will be among the protagonists of the upcoming World Youth Day. Here is how the exhibition about him in Lisbon came about.

Towards WYD in Lisbon (Photo: COD Lisboa)

WYD: Davide Prosperi's message

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

The President of the Fraternity's words to high school and college students on pilgrimage to Lisbon for World Youth Day and the meeting with Pope Francis.

A street in Havana

Cuba: Change of frequency

Current EventsAlejandro Mayo

The Cuban community gathered to follow the presentation of The Religious Sense. But that evening, among the streets of Old Havana, the encounters and surprises continued. Alejandro's story from the latest issue of "Huellas”.

Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça, Prefect of the Dicastery for Culture and Education (Catholic Press Photo)

At the root of true friendship

Current EventsAlessandro Banfi

Towards the Rimini Meeting, marked this year by a key word that opens a thousand questions, on which Portuguese Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça, author of a book dedicated to this theme, will also speak.

(Photo: Finan Akbar Ohoun/Unsplash)

Angela, "Fisherwoman of men"

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She was born in Rome, lived in Milan where she married a Japanese man. And in 1980 she had moved with her family to Hiroshima. She was at the origin of the CL community in Japan. The normal story of a special woman.