News - 2020

Latin America: The sky in our home

Current EventsLiziane Bittencourt and Débora R. Cavalieri

Is quarantine a prison or a window onto the world? A group of friends has not missed the chance presented by lockdown to go to the depth of their experience. A small website was born. And a dialogue that has crossed borders.

One of the drawings published on ''O céu em nossa casa''
Beirut's port after the explosion

Beirut: "Lebanon is not dead"

Current EventsPaolo Perego

The roar, the race to find friends and colleagues, between the rubble and destruction. And fear that returns like a ghost from the past. Rony is Lebanese and works for Avsi, which just launched a fundraiser. His account of Tuesday's tragedy.

The volunteers working in the city's streets
Fr. Claudio Lurati (Photo: Semanario Diocesano de Como)

Fr. Claudio Lurati: “God still calls me to Egypt”

ChurchGiorgio Paolucci

The Holy See has just announced the appointment of the Comboni missionary as Apostolic Vicar of Alexandria. He returns to the place where he lived for twelve years and where he saw works and great friendships flourish.

Alexandria, Egypt Alessandria d'Egitto (Photo: Flo P/Unsplash)

Meeting 2020: A tour of the exhibitions and performances

Current EventsPaola Ronconi

They have always been amongst the pillars of the Rimini Meeting. This year there will be no lack of performances and exhibitions, taking place both online and physically. In reduced form, yes, but certainly not in content.

A tour of a previous exhibition at the Meeting

The radiance in your eyes

Current Events

Julián Carrón’s latest book, The radiance in your eyes – What saves us from nothingness?, is now available online. “An itinerary rooted in an experience and a history, and thus offers a contribution to the search and expectancy of everyone.”

Carlos Ferreirinha and Julián Carrón

Brazil: "The other and the revolution"

Current EventsIsabella Alberto

Via video link from Milan, Julián Carrón presented his book "The reawakening of humanity" in a dialogue with entrepreneur Carlos Ferreirinha, addressing the "truest questions of man".

Meeting 2020: What awaits us

Current EventsPaolo Perego

From the opening with former ECB President Mario Draghi, to meetings with Carrón, Bassetti, Azurmendi, Weiler... and many other speakers, exhibitions and performances. An overview of the program of the 2020 “special edition”.

Palacongressi in Rimini
The 2019 pilgrimage to Czestochowa

Life presses on

Current EventsJulián Carrón

"The fact we cannot make the pilgrimage to Czestochowa has not erased the irreducible need that inspires it." Summer proposal for high school and college graduates.

“Caro cardo salutis”

Current Events

Translations of Chapter 3 of Fr. Julián Carrón's book The radiance in your eyes - What saves us from nothingness?

A “strange" joy that cannot be explained

Current EventsSilvia Guidi

An online presentation of Un evento nella vita dell'uomo [An Event in the life of man], Fr. Giussani’s most recently published book in Italian. Carmine Di Martino retraces the provocations that Giussani put forward in the 1991-1993 Fraternity Exercises.

Emanuele Sanguineti e Carmine Di Martino (on the left)
Emmanuele Forlani, Director of the Meeting (Photo: Roberto Masi)

Meeting 2020: The program launch

Current EventsLuca Fiore

As announced, it will be a "blended" edition: partially live and partially online. Everything, however, will be visible online, from all over the world. President Scholz and Director Forlani have revealed this year's topics and guests.

Emmanuele Forlani and Bernhard Scholz, President of the Meeting
GS students in Brazil on Zoom

Brazil: If our heart is not in quarantine

Current EventsGiovanna Ottoni

A cultural evening promoted by a group of GS students via Zoom. An evening not of entertainment, but of provocation and for the “bombardment of desire".

The invitation for the online event

Books for GS: Chosen for great things

CultureSara Tosi

Her family wished a good marriage for Catherine, a quiet life. But the Lord calls her when she is only six, so that she might shake the life of the powerful upon earth. One of the books recommended to GS students for the summer.

Arlene Gallagher, Rebekah Lamb and Julián Carrón

“A festival of humanity”

Current EventsMichela Young

In a presentation of the English translation of "Reawakening Our Humanity", the book's provocations were placed at the centre of a dialogue to better understand what questions have emerged in this period, and how they can be sustained.

Luxembourg: the charity “bouncers”

Current EventsPaolo Perego

Simone and his friends have lived in Luxembourg for some years now. During lockdown, they realized that there is a food distribution service for the poor in the parish. It is an opportunity to resume charitable work, and to learn again what it really is.

José Luis Álvarez Palacio

The bubble and a different logic

Current EventsSilvia Guidi

A group of ambassadors to the Holy See asked Julián Carrón to discuss the themes of Reawakening Our Humanity with them. A rich and profound conversation. We spoke about it with the Ecuadorian representative José Luis Álvarez Palacio.

Lisbon

Portugal: “Confront my questions, without fear”

Current Events

A Portuguese presentation of Reawakening Our Humanity will take place today. Manuel, 18 years old, after reading it during quarantine, told his friends about it. Here is what he said, and the dialogue that followed.