News - 2020

ENCUENTROMADRID: The adventure of trust

Current EventsMaría Serrano

The Spanish event was held online from November 19-22. Meetings, performances, exhibitions, and ‘reliable’ witnesses. “We have been able to verify that trust is possible and reasonable because reality is not absurd, but reveals a meaning.”

Pope Francis

The measure of development is humanity


Pope Francis' video message to "The Economy of Francesco", an event that saw young economists from 115 countries around the world meet online. "Do not be afraid to get involved and touch the soul of your cities with the gaze of Jesus."

Photo: Avsi/Andrea Signori

AVSI tents: A fruitful coexistence for Lebanon

Current EventsGiorgio Paolucci

A project for the 2020 Campaign in a country affected by Covid and a deep socioeconomic crisis. In the refugee camps, work is being done to allow people to restart.

Photo: Avsi/Andrea Signori
Rafael Gerez

EncuentroMadrid: "A window of hope"

Current EventsElena Santa María

From November 19 - 22 a special edition of EncuentroMadrid will take place online. Meetings, dialogues and exhibitions will focus on the title chosen for 2020: "What can we trust in?". An interview with its president, Rafael Gerez.

EncuentroMadrid 2020: In whom can we trust?

Current Events

An edition reshaped by Covid, but will be no less rich. The Spanish event will take place online 19-22 November with meetings, round-tables, performances. Ignacio Carbajosa explains why it should not be missed.

Photo: AVSI

AVSI tents: Mexico, saved by the beast

Current EventsDavide Grammatica

Crammed into a freight train running north to escape violence in their countries. Thousands of minors from Central and South America are stranded at the US border. Another project from this year’s campaign.

Vienna after the attack

Vienna: "Before God, to entrust our fears"

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The attack took place a few meters from their home. Then came the news on TV, messages from parishioners. Their Cardinal, from the outset, was in the chapel praying. "Where can hope come from?"

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn
Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti

Carrón's messages to Bassetti and Delphini

Current Events

Upon hearing the news of the hospitalization of the President of the Italian Bishops' Conference and that the Archbishop of Milan has tested positive for Coronavirus, Fr. Carrón has written to them with words of friendship and affection.

The image from Encuentro Santiago's manifesto

Chile: The fresh air of Encuentro Santiago

Current EventsPaula Giacosa

A three days online for Encuentro Santiago, in a country on the eve of an important election, harassed by a deep social crisis, as well as Covid. Yet, "we have something to say".

Photo: Aldo Gianfrate/Fondazione Avsi

AVSI tents: Proximity is not measured with a ruler

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The campaign to support six projects in Italy and around the world has been launched. "Ensuring safety does not mean ceasing to be surprised by the need of the other".

Pope Francis

Education: A new cultural model

ChurchPope Francis

Pope Francis' video message for the meeting on the "Global Pact for Education". Seven commitments for a global approach, founded upon the Church's Social Doctrine.

José María del Corral (on the left) with Pope Francis

Education: With that "pact" in your DNA

ChurchPaolo Perego

On October 15, via video link, the meeting called by Pope Francis to "Rebuild the global educational pact". José Maria del Corral, founder of Scholas Occurrentes, talks about a story born from the encounter with Cardinal Bergoglio.

José María del Corral

You Only See What You Admire

Current Events

Notes from Beginning of the Year Day for adults and university students of Communion and Liberation, which was held via video link on September 26, 2020.

Julián Carrón, Eduard Sala and Joana Bonet

Barcelona: “Either orphans or children”

Current EventsYolanda Menéndez

While infections in Spain are rising, journalist Joana Bonet and Eduard Sala, of the local Caritas, presented the Catalan edition of "Reawakening Our Humanity" alongside Julián Carrón. "Are you really saying that this reality is not an obstacle?"