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The national pavilions in the Gardens of the Biennale during the 2018 architecture event (Ansa/Andrea Merola)

Venice: Francis’ 'attempt' at the Biennale

CultureLuca Fiore

'Making peace' and reconciling with the contemporary art world. A path that the Holy See took more than fifty years ago with Paul VI, and which will take Pope Francis to the Lagoon on April 26.

Fr. Luigi Giussani (Sergio Assandri/Archivio Fraternità CL)

"Christianity as an Event Today"

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On the 19th anniversary of his death, the full version of the unpublished text from the February issue of Traces: notes from a lesson given by Fr. Luigi Giussani in 1992.

Margaret Karram (Catholic Press Photo)

Karram: "The Pope's words on unity challenge us too"

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The President of the Focolare movement writes to Davide Prosperi on the anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death: "The Holy Spirit will know how to make us capable of bearing witness to Christ with the specific charism entrusted entrusted to us in the Church.”

Miguel Benasayag (© Isabella De Maddalena/opale.photo/Mondadori Portfolio)

The machine of the world

Current EventsStefano Filippi

Technological developments that revolutionize everyday reality: What becomes of the human after having delegated many functions to the computer? In February Traces, Miguel Benasayag, psychoanalyst and neurophysiologist, provides answers.

Fr. Giussani on the day of his first Mass in Desio, May 31, 1945 (Livia Giussani personal archive)

Fr. Giussani: Masses around the world

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Celebrations for the 19th anniversary of the death of the founder of Communion and Liberation and the 42nd anniversary of the pontifical recognition of the Fraternity

One of the last editions of the New York Encounter (Photo: NY Encounter)

Artificial Intelligence and the sleeping soul

Current EventsLuca Fiore

The New York Encounter 2024 kicks off on Friday, February 16. Among the protagonists at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan is an exhibition dedicated to AI. Curator Davide Bolchini explains what it touches upon and how it came about.

A little girl plays with a doll on the deck of the ship Vulcano (Photo: Alberto Reggiori)

"Me, a doctor, among the wounds of war"

Current EventsAlberto Reggiori

The testimony of Alberto Reggiori, a surgeon on a mission on the Italian ship Vulcano to provide aid to Palestinians fleeing the Gaza Strip.

Monsignor Filippo Santoro and Davide Prosperi with Pope Francis in a private audience on January 15, 2024 (Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope to CL: "Preserve unity"

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After the audience with Davide Prosperi and Monsignor Filippo Santoro, Francis has sent a letter on the anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death and the 70th anniversary of the movement. Here are his words and the message from the President of the Fraternity.

Hong Kong (Unsplash/Spencer Chows)

A Catholic university for Hong Kong

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The recognition of St. Francis, the first of its kind, by the Government of the autonomous territory of South East China. It is news that is "to be welcomed with cautious optimism", as Father Bernardo Cervellera, PIME missionary, explains.

Monsignor Paolo Bizzeti, Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia (Ansa-Abaca/Burak Milli/Anadolu Agency)

Bizzeti: "Let us not forget the Christians of Turkey"

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The attack on a church in Istanbul on Sunday morning was just the latest event "in the escalation of violence in the region”, which does not only concern Ankara and its surroundings. The Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia speaks.

Elham at the headquarters of her association in Bethlehem

Holy Land: The law of forgiveness

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

Israel and Palestine, on either side stories of pain and death chase each other. Yet there are still those who manage to affirm a different logic, which starts with compassion and prayer. "In order not to stop believing that peace is possible."

A collage made by Stevens for his latest album, 'Javelin' (Photo: © Courtesy Sufjan Stevens)

Sufjan Stevens: An angel with a banjo

CultureLuca Fiore

In his songs he quotes Flannery O'Connor, he is a believer but does not want to "impose a religious content on anything I do" because the important thing is that "faith lives." A portrait of a great uncategorizable American singer-songwriter.

People stock up on water in Dhaka, Bangladesh, because of drought (Kazi Salahuddin Razu/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Integral ecology. Against individualism

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The environmental emergency is linked to migration, exploitation, unemployment, the struggle for resources that triggers conflict and generates poverty. Simona Beretta speaks about it in the January issue of Tracce.

The "de corpore insepulto" Mass for Jesús Carrascosa (Photo: Lupe de la Vallina)

"The new life born of Christ"

ChurchJavier Prades

Javier Prades' homily at the"de corpore insepulto" Mass for Jesús Carrascosa on January 11, and the message of the Apostolic Nuncio in Spain, Monsignor Bernardito Cleopas Auza.

Paul Cézanne, "Apples", 1878-79. Metropolitan Museum, New York

Indestructible, stubborn presence

CultureGiuseppe Frangi

Still lifes, but which enclose the hand of the Creator in their 'being'. Giovanni Testori's "Two apples" and the deep connection with the works of Cézanne and Giacometti.

The Christmas party of the Moscow CL community

Moscow. "He is near! The Lord is here!"

Current EventsAlexandra Shilova

In Russia, December 25 is an ordinary day (Christmas is celebrated on 7 January). But the CL community in the capital still wanted to get together to celebrate with testimonies, songs and mulled wine, together with Catholic and Orthodox friends.

Pope Francis during Baptisms in the Sistine Chapel on January 7, 2024 (Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

"Discovering the fascination of life”

Current EventsLuca Sommacal*

The desire of young people to become parents, the uncertain reality that discourages it. Yet "giving birth to children and welcoming them is a 'taking care of the world'". A contribution by Luca Sommacal, President of Families for Hospitality.

The Pope during the meeting with the Diplomatic Corps at the Holy See (Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

Pope Francis: "The path to peace"

ChurchPope Francis

In his address to the Diplomatic Corps, the Pope's view of today's world, amid conflicts, crises, discrimination, new technologies. From respect for life in every moment to the need for education, the road to a "profound renewal".