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Archbishop Pezzi during the Synod of Bishops (Alessia Giuliani/Catholic Press Photo)

The cornerstones of the Synod

ChurchPaolo Pezzi*

The 16th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops took place from 4 to 29 October. Here is the experience of Monsignor Paolo Pezzi, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Mother of God in Moscow.

Preparing EncuentroSevilla

Seville: the first Encuentro

Current EventsMaría Serrano

Hundreds of friends, over eighty volunteers. Intense dialogues on suffering, education, social media, charitable work. And then music, exhibitions... And a single theme: 'To truly live'. A chronicle of the three days in Seville.

Indi Gregory (Photo: Facebook)

Innocent pain and the presumption of an omnipotent state

Current EventsGiuliana Ruggieri

Little Indi Gregory died on Sunday night. Her story puts everyone in front of the first evidence in our life: “we do not make ourselves.”The contribution of Giuliana Ruggieri, member of the National Bioethics Committee.

After the clashes in the Jenin refugee camp, West Bank (Ansa-Zumapress/Mohammed Nasser/APA Images))

Holy Land: Another logic

Current EventsLuca Fiore

The war between Hamas and Israel broke out while the CL community was gathered for the Beginning Day. Dialogues, testimonies, tensions. And a discovery. From the November issue of Tracce.

From the Facebook page dedicated to Indi Gregory

Indi Gregory and the courage of hope

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

While the fate of the English child is being decided, CL stands by her and her family and supports their demands, also in light of her possible transfer to Italy. The words of Davide Prosperi.

Gaza City (Ansa/Mohammed Saber)

The only words that speak of peace

Current EventsTommaso Agasisti*

The events in the Middle East and around the world, a spiral of hatred that seems unstoppable. What does this drama have to do with us? And what does it take to be able to face all this?

A woman after the bombing that hit a Greek Orthodox parish in Gaza (photo Ansa-Dpa/Mohammad Abu Elsebah)

"We implore peace"


CL adheres to the day of prayer, fasting, penance on 27 October, called by the Pope. The communities of the movement are invited to get involved in the initiatives proposed in the parishes and dioceses.

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Patriarch of Jerusalem (Photo: GP/Catholic Press Photo)

Pizzaballa: "Christ won the world by loving"

ChurchPierbattista Pizzaballa*

The Hamas-Israel war does not stop. The Patriarch of Jerusalem writes to the faithful of his diocese: "God’s answer to the question of why the righteous suffer, is not an explanation, but a Presence". The text of the letter

Tommaso Saltini, Carla Benelli and Osama Hamdan in Bethany (Cisgiordania)

A land to be safeguarded

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The parish priest from Gaza, the Muslim architect who repairs churches, the elderly atheist who converts. Tommaso Saltini, director of Pro Terra Sancta, describes a place that "still has one strength: to propose God to the world."

The CL Lombardy Beginning Day at the Assago Forum, September 23, 2023 (Fausto Ferioli/Fraternity CL)

"Faith, the fulfillment of reason

Current Events

Notes from the words of Francesco Cassese and Davide Prosperi at the Beginning Day of the Adults of Communion and Liberation of the Lombardy Region, and the testimony of Jone Echarri.

The Verification of Faith

Current EventsFrancesco Ferrari

Synthesis by Fr. Francesco Ferrari to the Equipe of University Students of CL. La Thuile (Aosta), August 29–September 1, 2023.

Gaza City (Ansa-Dpa/Mohammed Talatene)

Israel: The possible path of unity

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

Nadine, Rami and Yuval, from the Israeli-Palestinian Parents Circle-Families Forum: "We are in the dark, but together we do not stop calling for dialogue as the only way". Fr. Ibrahim Faltas: "Jerusalem is the key to peace."

Jerusalem, Holy Sepulchre (Catholic Press Photo)

“Only God can give true peace”


CL joins Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa's call for a day of prayer and fasting for peace on Tuesday 17 October. Here the words of Davide Prosperi and of the Patriarch

The presentation of 'The Religious Sense' in Tunis

Tunis: Working on the mystery of one's life

Current EventsAmbrogio Pisoni

The presentation of "The Religious Sense" in the North African capital. With Muslim Wael Farouq, an Egyptian professor, and Hatem Bourial, a Tunisian journalist, was Fr. Ambrogio Pisoni.

Gaza, October 7, 2023 (Photo: Ansa/Epa/Mohammed Saber)

Pizzaballa: “No to violence. Let us pray for peace"

Current EventsMimmo Muolo

Following the Hamas attack on Israel, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem speaks of his pain and concern for what is happening. "It is not enough not to want war. It is necessary to engage in different perspectives". The interview from Avvenire

The beginning of the Synod of Bishops in Rome (Catholic Press Photo)

Synod: A time to listen

ChurchLuca Fiore

The Synod opens today in Rome. In this interview with Traces, Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of the Assembly of Bishops, explained why the Church is called to reflect on itself.

Wiktoria Niemczak Ulma with her children

Poland: The Ulmas and holiness next door


Polish friends attended the beatification of the family killed by the Nazis for hiding Jews: "They taught us that holiness is a possible path for everyone.”

A girl with an Armenian flag during a demonstration in Yerevan, Armenia, to support the enclave in Nagorno-Karabakh (Ansa-Zumapress)

Nagorno-Karabakh and the short-sightedness of the West

Current EventsLuca Fiore

An Armenian monk, Fr. Elia Khilaghbian speaks of the drama of his people and of peace that is still far off: “We must pray for our conversion and for the conversion of those who kill us”.