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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".

Kyiv, 3 January 2024. Volunteers remove rubble after a bombing (Photo: ANSA)

Sigov: "The logic of Christmas and Ukraine at war"

Current EventsAlberto Perrucchini

The Kyiv-based philosopher reflects on the contrast between the Feast of the Incarnation and the ongoing violence in conflict-affected countries. “Certain events weigh much more heavily in the judgement of history than the shadows of the pharaohs.”