News - 2023

During the testimonies of Hans Van Mourik Broekman and Fr. Michael Carvill

"A life lived to the full": happening now in Dublin

Current EventsSilvia Baldazzi

In Dublin, the CL community commemorated the centenary of Giussani's birth with a series of testimonies from speakers across the world on who Fr. Giussani is for them, and how his charism is still relevant today.

C.D. Friedrich, Easter Morning, detail (c.1828-1835). Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid (© Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza/Scala, Florence).

Easter 2023: The videoposter

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The words of Pope Francis and Fr. Giussani accompany a canvas by Caspar David Friedrich this year, "Easter Morning".

Ambra Villa

A whole life to reach Jesus’ arms

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The message of Monsignor Filippo Santoro, pontifical delegate for Memores Domini, on the death of Ambra Villa, which he sent to the Gruppo Adulto house where she lived.

Pope Francis on the day of his election, March 13, 2013 (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

Francis’ 99 sheep

ChurchLucio Brunelli

"I am a sinner whom the Lord has looked upon." This is how Bergoglio, elected Pope on March 13, 2013, described himself. Ten years of Pontificate proclaiming the joy of the Gospel to the world. From the March issue of Tracce.

(© New York Encounter)

Someone with me

Current EventsLuca Fiore

What happened at the New York Encounter? Over the weekend in Manhattan stories, reflections, exhibitions, about a faith in action. At the test of our time. An account of the weekend. From the January issue of Tracce.

Silvia Simoncini

“For a love that I always had inside”

Current EventsIgnacio Carbajosa

Silvia died at the age of 28 from cancer. She had got married just over a year ago. In between, she had begun helping sick women like herself. Here are the words of Fr. Ignacio Carbajosa during his homily at her funeral (Florence, March 1, 2023).

Mass for Fr. Giussani in Bologna on February 20, 2023 (Photo: Luca Petrolo)

A companionship of those in love with Christ

ChurchMatteo Maria Zuppi

The homily of Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna, on the occasion of the Mass for the anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death in Bologna on February 20.

The Archbishop of Milan, Monsignor Mario Delpini (Photo: Pino Franchino/Fraternity CL)

The people of peace perform works of peace

ChurchMario Delpini

Archbishop of Milan Monsignor Mario Delpini's homily and Davide Prosperi's greeting at the Mass in Milan’s Cathedral for the 18th anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death.

A street in Bakhmut, Ukraine (Photo: Ansa)

Peace is everyone's or nobody’s

Current EventsPaola Ronconi

"Ukrainian children cannot be forgotten, not even for a moment." One year after the start of the conflict in Ukraine, Giampaolo Silvestri, secretary general of AVSI spoke at the United Nations.

Fr. Luigi Giussani (Photo: Fraternità CL)

Fr. Giussani: "What is life? It is to be loved"

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The founder of CL died on February 22, 2005. A video from the exhibition for the Centenary of his birth (Spiritual Exercises of CL University Students, December 9, 1995).

The meeting on peace at the New York Encounter

New York Encounter: The first Easter and peace

Current EventsHannah Keegan

The presentation “Peace on Earth” at the New York Encounter with Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, and Most Reverend Borys Gudziak, Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Pope Francis during the conference (Photo: Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life)

"So that the Church may be a true people"


"Pastors and Lay Faithful Called to go Forward Together". The conference organised by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, also addressed to delegates from movements and associations. The words of Pope Francis and Cardinal Farrell.

Pope Francis at the General Audience on February 15  (Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

Called to proclaim Christ

ChurchPope Francis

"The proclamation does not begin from us, but from the beauty of what we have received for free, without merit: meeting Jesus, knowing Him, discovering that we are loved and saved." Pope Francis' General Audience (Rome, February 15).

Fr. Giussani in Riccione in 1973 (Photo: Fraternity of CL)

Masses around the world


Celebrations for the 18th anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death and the 41st of the pontifical recognition of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation.

Iskenderun Cathedral after the earthquake (Photo: Antuan Ilgit SJ)

Turkey: "Amid the rubble, we are living stones"

Current EventsAntuan Ilgit SJ

The collapsed cathedral, the fear, the dead, taking in the displaced. And that mass celebrated with survivors of any religion.... From the city of Iskenderun, in the Diocese of Antioch, the account of Turkish Jesuit Fr. Antuan Ilgit

The destroyed church in Aleppo

The wound of Aleppo

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

One of the most devastating earthquakes in Middle Eastern history. Thousands killed and wounded, in an area already tried by years of war. Yet "some already know where to start again."