News - 2022

Benedetto XVI (Photo: Ansa/Osservatore Romano)

Benedict XVI: "A true giant of faith"

ChurchDavide Prosperi

"He was an authentic father of the Church and also a devoted father of every man and woman of this age. Even in sorrow, we are immensely grateful to God for having given us a friend and a guide on our path like him." Davide Prosperi's statement

The feast of simplicity and of a child

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

"Christmas is that Event that everyone awaits: freeing oneself from self-determination in order to discover oneself determine– that is, affirmed, loved." Davide Prosperi's letter to the Corriere della Sera on December 24.

The testimonies of Hiba Al-Saadi and Ettore Soranzo (Photo: Gianfranco Pinto/Giuliano Mami)

In Bethlehem, in the footsteps of Christ

Current EventsAlessandra Buzzetti

In the city of the Basilica of the Nativity, an event to celebrate the centenary of Fr. Giussani. Hiba's testimony, the presentation of Luigi Amicone’s book, and the message of the Patriarch of Jerusalem.

Adriana Mascagni and Fr. Giussani (Photo: Fraternità di CL)

Message for the death of Adriana Mascagni

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

Davide Prosperi's words in memory of the writer of so many songs that have marked CL's history, such as Povera voce, Il mio volto, and Al mattino. "Let us not hide her legacy under rocks, for it is given to us for more."

Charles Péguy (Photo: Eugène Pirou/Wikimedia Commons)

What moves God is to see hope in men

CultureAntonio Socci

Every age has those "two parties": the party of those who work, build, love, create, who must endure the other party, that of those who destroy, demolish, use violence, hate. Charles Péguy's words on hope (from "Libero" newspaper, December 17)

The members of the diocesan tribunal (Photo:  Paolo Gianferrari)

Piccinini: Diocesan inquiry initiated

ChurchGianni Varani

On Saturday, December 10 the first phase of Enzo Piccinini’s cause for beatification began. The tribunal presided over by the bishop has been established. Here are the words of Davide Prosperi and those of Monsignor Erio Castellucci.

Bernardo Cervellera

The new frontier of war

Current EventsBernardo Cervellera

Tension grows in the South China Sea under pressure from Beijing. There is concern in Taiwan. Will it come to arms? But there too, small prophetic gestures are possible. A missionary in Taipei reacts to the CL flyer on peace.

Aleksej Uminskij (Photo: Wikipedia)

We can stop this war

Current EventsAleksej Uminskij

"It seems that we are not able to influence the destinies of the world. But we have the Gospel." Aleksej Uminsky, Orthodox parish priest in Moscow, TV host, and editor of "Al'fa i Omega" magazine, shares his thoughts on the CL flyer on the war and peace.

Caravaggio, Madonna of the Pilgrims, detail. Sant’Agostino, Rome. ©️ Photo Scala, Florence.

Christmas 2022: The videoposter

Current Events

A detail of Caravaggio's "Madonna of the Pilgrims" accompanies the words of Fr. Giussani and Pope Francis.

Vladimir Zelinsky (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

The true dimension of dialogue

Current EventsVladimir Zelinsky*

All wars, if they do not crush the opponent, end in negotiations. Which are a form of dialogue. But this is not what Pope Francis calls for. An Orthodox priest reacts to the CL flyer on peace.

Pope Francis' letter

The Audience: The Pope's letter


In St. Peter's Square on October 15, Davide Prosperi delivered a letter of thanks to Francis. Here is the Holy Father's response

One of the debates at Encuentro Madrid 2022

EncuentroMadrid: Living the real intensely


From November 11 to 13, the annual event was held in the Spanish capital, entitled “Living the real intensely”. Topics that were addressed include Ukraine, the challenges of education, Magellan and Fr. Giussani's centenary.

The war in Ukraine and the "prophecy for peace"

Current Events

The CL flyer on the situation of conflict in Ukraine. It is a contribution offered to all to understand the value of Pope Francis' judgment and to promote public initiatives of prayer and discussion.

(Photo: Giovanni Dinatolo)

"Do not stop on the threshold”

Current EventsDavide Perillo

There were 250 people from the Portuguese community at the audience on October 15. Among them were 40 university students, along with entire families. Here they recount how they prepared themselves for the audience.

Pope Francis (Catholic Press Photo)

Disarm the heart


"Being peacemakers, being saints, is not our ability, they are gifts, it is one of his gifts, it is grace." Pope Francis' words at the Angelus on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

Davide Prosperi (Photo: Roberto Masi/Fraternità di CL)

Prosperi: A new beginning for CL

Current EventsRiccardo Maccioni

An interview with the President of the Fraternity of CL in Avvenire: the meeting with the Pope exceeded all expectations. “The Pope has reminded us that Fr. Giussani is an asset for the whole Church.”