News - 2023 - Page 4

An app to experience the Meeting

Current Events

Access, as always, is free. But you will need to download an app and generate your personal QRcode to access the Fiera. Shows, conferences and visits to exhibitions can already be booked.

Andrea Mandelli

WYD: An unexpected protagonist

Current EventsRicardo Formigo

Andrea Mandelli died at the age of 19 in 1990. He will be among the protagonists of the upcoming World Youth Day. Here is how the exhibition about him in Lisbon came about.

Towards WYD in Lisbon (Photo: COD Lisboa)

WYD: Davide Prosperi's message

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

The President of the Fraternity's words to high school and college students on pilgrimage to Lisbon for World Youth Day and the meeting with Pope Francis.

Monsignor Giuseppe Shen Bin (Catholic Press Photo)

Shen Bin and Francis’ choice

ChurchGianni Valente*

The appointment of the Bishop of Shanghai is a new step in the relations between the Holy See and Beijing, dictated by the Pope's concern that the "small flock" of faithful in China may live the faith more freely.

Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça, Prefect of the Dicastery for Culture and Education (Catholic Press Photo)

At the root of true friendship

CultureAlessandro Banfi

Towards the Rimini Meeting, marked this year by a key word that opens a thousand questions, on which Portuguese Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça, author of a book dedicated to this theme, will also speak.

Pilgrimage across Portugal carrying WYD symbols to Lisbon (Photo: COD Lisboa)

With the Pope in Lisbon, to not "balconear"

ChurchPope Francis

Pope Francis' preface to the recently published book "The Long Journey to Lisbon" by Portuguese journalist Aura Miguel, which recounts the story of WYD ahead of the upcoming event in Portugal's capital (from Vaticanews).

A portrait of Blaise Pascal (Photo: Wikimedia)

The Pope and Pascal's "awe and openness to reality"

CultureCarlo Fedeli

Pope Francis' unusual Apostolic Letter for the 400th anniversary of the birth of the French philosopher and mathematician becomes an opportunity to rediscover this "tireless seeker of truth."

Adriana Mascagni at the Meeting in 2001 (Photo: Archivio Meeting Rimini)

At the Meeting "the choir sings Adriana"

CultureStefano Filippi

In Rimini, an evening dedicated to Adriana Mascagni, a few months after her passing. To tell of that "encounter that has marked our lives".

Sergio Rubini, performing in "Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur'ān"

Rimini Meeting: The shows of the 2023 edition

Current EventsPaola Ronconi

Special guests such as Sergio Rubini, Alessandro Preziosi, Gabriele Lavia, Morgan and Monica Salmaso. Tributes to Testori, Gaber, Jannacci, Battisti and Adriana Mascagni.

Monsignor Santoro and Monsignor Pezzi during the liturgy in Moscow (Photo" "L'isola che non c'è - Latiano")

"Peace is born in the heart of each of us"

ChurchFilippo Santoro*

After visiting Kiev in late April, Monsignor Filippo Santoro was in Moscow from July 8-12. Here is his homily during Mass in the Russian capital's Catholic Cathedral.

The headquarters of the U.S. Supreme Court (Photo: Ansa/Epa/Shawn Thew

US: The supreme court and the drivers of social change

Current EventsPasquale Annicchino

In the American culture war, the judicial avenue seems to be the solution to the conflict of values. Two recent rulings have targeted political correctness. But there are still many knots to unravel.

Fr. Frans van der Lugt, killed in Syria in 2014 (Photo:

New martyrs: Ecumenism of blood and the way of Francis

ChurchMaria Acqua Simi

The Pope establishes a commission to give a name, a face and a story to the many unknown Christians who have lost their lives in recent years to witness to the Gospel. Here are some of their stories.

The people at the Brno (Photo: Jakub Šnajdr/Meeting Brno)

Meeting Brno 2023: The possible embrace

CultureDavid Macek

The historic dialogue between the Czech and Slovak presidents, meetings at symbolic places of divisions, the Pilgrimage of Reconciliation. This is how the Czech festival became an instrument of the prophecy of peace.

(Photo: Daniel Ibanez)

Rimini Meeting: The creativity of relationships

Current EventsFilomena Armentano

Opening with Cardinal Zuppi and closing with Sergio Mattarella, the presentation of the program of this year’s Rimini Meeting (August 20-25) at the Italian Embassy to the Holy See.

Visitors at one of the Rimini exhibitions in 2022 (Photo: Archivio Meeting)

Rimini Meeting: exhibitions 2023

CulturePaola Ronconi

From Burri to energy, from young people to labor, from the Azer Monastery to Péguy. Alessandra Vitez introduces us to this year's proposals. "In each there is a piece of life that leads to rediscovering the generative power of friendship".

Dietrich von Hildebrand (Photo: Wikimedia)

Von Hildebrand: The courage of truth

CultureElisa Grimi*

An enemy of totalitarianism, an opponent of Hitler, exiled in the United States. For him, knowledge always originates in experience. A portrait of the philosopher whom the future Pius XII would call a "doctor of the Church of the 20th century."

Monsignor Rolando Álvarez

Nicaragua: the sacrifice of freedom

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The dictatorship, the persecuted Church, violence against civilians. But also a faith that withstands the brunt of injustice. The story of Martha and Sara, Nicaraguan exiles.

Unsplash/Robin Worrall

Social Media: What's the harm (or good)?

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

Challenges, algorithms, new Church guidelines on their use, parents' doubts. We enter a fascinating but intricate world in an interview with Luca Botturi, digital education expert.

A moment from the congress

On mission with Peter


On June 22, a meeting was held with the moderators of associations and movements convened by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life. The address of Davide Prosperi