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Wael Farouq (Photo: Meeting Rimini)

The penitent pilgrim who looks at the stars

Current EventsWael Farouq

The Pope does not just engage in dialogue or diplomacy: "He fills the void with his presence." Wael Farouq looks back at Francis’ visit to Iraq, and he recounts how the the Grand Imam of al-Azhar wished to pray for Francis...

The meeting between Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar in February 2019
The Pope in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Qaraqosh (Photo: VaticanNews)

Iraq: "Us refugees and the glory of the Lord"

Current EventsDoha Sabah Abdallah

During his stop in Qaraqosh, the Pope met with Iraqi Christians. Here is one of the two testimonies heard by Francis in his meeting with the local community.

Archbishop Christophe Pierre at New York Encounter 2020

Pierre: "Obedience rooted in love of Christ"

Current EventsChristophe Pierre

The homily of Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, during mass to commemorate the sixteenth anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death, celebrated in Bethseda, Maryland.

Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, "St. John and St. Peter at Christ's Tomb" (detail), 1640. © Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Easter 2021: The videoposter

Current Events

This year, Fr. Giussani's words are accompanied by a seventeenth-century work by Giovanni Francesco Romanelli of the apostles John and Peter in front of the empty tomb.

Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Cuba on February 12 2016

Ecumenism: Fraternity that is already present

ChurchGiovanna Parravicini

Five years since the historic meeting in Cuba between Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill. A historic event which was the topic of a roundtable discussion organised by the Library of the Spirit of Moscow.

 Saint Basil's Orthodox Cathedral in Moscow (Photo: Unsplash/Michael Parulava)
New York Encounter 2021

New York Encounter: "a hope that always surprises us”

CultureMeghan Isaacs and Lisa Lickona

Even though the event took place entirely online, it did not cease to be a place of encounter for the whole United States. Meetings on the figures of Fr. Giussani and Lorenzo Albacete, as well as on the subjects of racism and economic challenges.

Fr. Fabio Baroncini (Photo: Paolo Bonfanti, Archive of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation))

Fr. Fabio, companion towards destiny

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

Davide Prosperi's letter to Fr. Fabio Baroncini, his friend who passed away last December 21. We also propose an unpublished video from 1994, in which the priest presented T.S Eliot's Choruses from “The Rock” at the CLU Exercises.

Fr. Donato Contuzzi, missionary from the Fraternity of St. Charles in Taiwan, with Xue Ning

For the life of everyone

Current Events

We offer here some long extracts from the meeting of the CL community in Taiwan with Julián Carrón, which took place last November 22nd by video link. From February Traces.

Photo: Unsplash/Jonathan Riley

New York Encounter: "When reality hits"

CultureDavide Perillo

A special edition of the New York Encounter is back on February 12. The last edition had a prophetic title: "Crossing the divide". In a country increasingly divided and wounded by the pandemic, an attempt to reveal a different life.

Fr. Julián Carrón

Education: the revolution is a life that is different and new

SchoolAlessandro Banfi

Thousands of people connected to the online meeting with Julián Carrón, promoted by CL. The dramas and challenges of young people, teachers and parents during the pandemic. "The meaning of life is not transmitted by DNA..."

Daniele Mencarelli (Photo: archivio Meeting di Rimini)

Mencarelli: the intensity of the unexpected

SchoolPaola Bergamini

A dialogue with the Roman writer and poet on the themes that will be addressed during the meeting on education on January 30. During the pandemic he met online with 10 thousand students in 300 schools. The challenge of educating "with one's own life".

Photo: Unsplash/Dylan Ferreira

"Education, the responsibility of the gaze”

SchoolEraldo Affinati

Writer and teacher Eraldo Affinati founded "Penny Wirton" in Rome, a free Italian school for immigrants. Ahead of the meeting with Carrón on January 30, he discusses his experience of lockdown and the letter written by teachers from CL.

Eraldo Affinati (Photo: Massimo Quattrucci)
From the left, Fr. Giussani, Fr. Francesco Ricci and Fr. Pigi Bernareggi. Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1974 (© Fraternity of CL)

Pigi Bernareggi: Fr. Carrón's message

Current EventsJulián Carrón

"He always followed the subtle method of God. Look how much fruit his willingness to follow that method produced!" Fr. Carrón's words for the death of the Italian missionary.

Photo: Isayildiz/Getty Images

Growing and helping others grow during a pandemic

Current Events

A CL public event on "Education: Communicating one’s self". January 30, live on YouTube, a dialogue with Julián Carrón on the questions provoked by the situation of education, which concerns us all.

© Mary Sarah Ivers

A New World Within the World

Current EventsLisa Lickona

A special edition of the New York Encounter will take place February 12-14 with the theme "When reality hits". In anticipation of the new digital Encounter, an interview with Riro Maniscalco, chairman of New York Encounter.