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Pope Francis at the General Audience on February 15  (Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

Called to proclaim Christ

ChurchPope Francis

"The proclamation does not begin from us, but from the beauty of what we have received for free, without merit: meeting Jesus, knowing Him, discovering that we are loved and saved." Pope Francis' General Audience (Rome, February 15).

Fr. Giussani in Riccione in 1973 (Photo: Fraternity of CL)

Masses around the world


Celebrations for the 18th anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death and the 41st of the pontifical recognition of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation.

Iskenderun Cathedral after the earthquake (Photo: Antuan Ilgit SJ)

Turkey: "Amid the rubble, we are living stones"

Current EventsAntuan Ilgit SJ

The collapsed cathedral, the fear, the dead, taking in the displaced. And that mass celebrated with survivors of any religion.... From the city of Iskenderun, in the Diocese of Antioch, the account of Turkish Jesuit Fr. Antuan Ilgit

The destroyed church in Aleppo

The wound of Aleppo

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

One of the most devastating earthquakes in Middle Eastern history. Thousands killed and wounded, in an area already tried by years of war. Yet "some already know where to start again."

(Photo: ©iStock)

Identity and relationship

Current EventsPaola Ronconi

Sexual fluidity and the anthropological crisis, its causes and consequences. From the January issue of Tracce, a dialogue with Alberto Frigerio, priest, doctor, and professor of Ethics.

Volunteers at work in the rubble of a village near Chernihiv, Ukraine (Photo: Ansa)

Pope Francis: "No one can be saved alone"

ChurchPope Francis

"The time has come for all of us to endeavour to heal our society" for "a more just and peaceful world, and to commit ourselves seriously to pursuing a good that is truly common." The message for the 56th World Day of Peace.

Pope Francis during the meeting with members of the diplomatic corps at the Holy See (Catholic Press Photo)

Pope Francis: "To weave anew the threads of peace"

ChurchPope Francis

Pope Francis' address to members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, wishing "this year to be a call for peace in a world that is witnessing heightened divisions and wars" (January 9, 2023).

Monsignor Alberto Ortega during the meeting

Chile: Peace is the only possible path

Current EventsPaola Giovannetti

A dialogue with the Apostolic Nuncio, Monsignor Alberto Ortega, and a friend who lives a few kilometers from the conflict in Ukraine. The meeting organized by the Chilean community a few weeks ago.

Davide Prosperi during the dialogue with Rafael Gerez (Photo: EncuentroMadrid)

“Passion for the person, passion for Christ”

Current Events

The text of the dialogue with Davide Prosperi about Fr. Luigi Giussani, on the occasion of the Centenary that has just ended. The conversation took place at the EncuentroMadrid, on November 12, 2022.

Pope Francis during the Epiphany mass (©Ansa)

The question in the hearts of the Magi

ChurchPope Francis

"May we never stop our restless questioning." Pope Francis' homily at the Epiphany Mass (St. Peter's Basilica, January 6, 2023).

A portrait of Charles Péguy by Jean-Pierre Laurens

Péguy: Never become "habituated”, always “go out of your way”

CulturePigi Colognesi

January 7 marks 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Péguy. A portrait of the French writer and poet, from childhood to his abandonment of the Church and battles for other ideals. Until his rediscovery of faith, and the "sovereignty of the event".

Benedict XVI during a vacation in the Alps (©Eric Vandeville/akg-images/Mondadori Portfolio)

"The Feeling of Things, the Contemplation of Beauty"

CultureJoseph Ratzinger

"True knowledge is being struck by the dart of beauty that wounds man, being touched by reality." From the Traces archive, " we republish the speech of the then Cardinal Ratzinger at the 2002 Rimini Meeting.

Benedict XVI's funeral in St. Peter's Square

The funeral of Benedict XVI


Thursday, January 5, starting at 9:30 a.m. (GMT+1), live from St. Peter's Square, the Holy Mass for the funeral of the Pope Emeritus. The booklet for the celebration is also available online.

Joseph Ratzinger (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

The childlike giant

ChurchDavide Prosperi

The message of Davide Prosperi, president of the Fraternity of CL, to the entire movement on the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI on the opening day of the Year of Faith, October 11, 2012 (Catholic Press Photo)

Benedict XVI: "My spiritual testament"

ChurchBenedetto XVI

"Jesus Christ is truly the Way, the Truth, and the Life - and the Church, in all her shortcomings, is truly His Body." The words of the Pope Emeritus released by the Holy See.