The Apostolic Journey

The Pope in Thailand and Japan

Francis's first stop is Bangkok, on Wednesday 20 November. Follow the Papal journey on the Vatican website.
The food collection in Brazil
World

Brazil: The charity food collection and a life that is “worthwhile”

On 30 November, one of the country’s most important charity gestures will once again take place in Italian supermarkets. Meanwhile, it has already gone ahead in 55 Brazilian cities.
The volunteers prepare lunch with the poor, in Bucharest
Letters

Bucharest: The grace of a day with the poor

Following the Pope's invitation, several charities in the Romanian capital organized to spend the day with the less fortunate. From mass, to lunch and games, it was an opportunity to share hope.

Three years ago, Pope Francis invited us to share in the Day of the Poor, not for good practice in volunteering, but because "if I really want to meet Christ it is necessary that we touch his body through the wounded bodies of the poor.” The Holy Father's...

A young woman from Maputo who is involved with Avsi's projects (photo: Aldo Gianfrate)
Current Events

Avsi tents campaign/5: Mozambique, trained to become the new ruling class

Young people want to leave behind the ancient wounds of war. Today, it’s not only necessary that they acquire a job, but that a new ruling class be born.
Encuentro Santiago
Letters

Chile: The rock in the middle of protests

A letter from a university student who fled Venezuela. Her distress in front of the protests that wipe across her new country, the smile of a friend who is worse off, the questions that do not leave her alone. And then her decision to volunteer...

Last week, in Chile, there was a climate of great tension. Seeing, once again, people protesting in order to claim, with great force, just things - to lower the price of the metro, pensions, fair wages, health, quality education... - has aroused in me an ...

One of the talks at Meeting Lisbon
Current Events

Meeting Lisbon: "I wish I could hear someone’s human voice"

The cry of Job, indie rock, the President of the Republic... A chronicle of Meeting Lisbon by those who organized it: "We only carry four loaves and two fish".
Aix-en-Provence
Letters

Aix-en-provence: My life is infinite

The Beginning of the Year Day of the CL communities in south-east France. An irrepressible question. And the rediscovery that "a Presence is a face charged with proposal".

On the beginning of the year day for the South of France, whilst we sang "The things that I see" (Bay Ridge Band, 1999), I wondered: if someone who didn’t know us came to live these two days with us, would they not, at some point, ask: “Who on earth are t...