Church - 2023

Pope Francis on the day of his election, March 13, 2013 (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

Francis’ 99 sheep

ChurchLucio Brunelli

"I am a sinner whom the Lord has looked upon." This is how Bergoglio, elected Pope on March 13, 2013, described himself. Ten years of Pontificate proclaiming the joy of the Gospel to the world. From the March issue of Tracce.

Mass for Fr. Giussani in Bologna on February 20, 2023 (Photo: Luca Petrolo)

A companionship of those in love with Christ

ChurchMatteo Maria Zuppi

The homily of Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna, on the occasion of the Mass for the anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death in Bologna on February 20.

The Archbishop of Milan, Monsignor Mario Delpini (Photo: Pino Franchino/Fraternity CL)

The people of peace perform works of peace

ChurchMario Delpini

Archbishop of Milan Monsignor Mario Delpini's homily and Davide Prosperi's greeting at the Mass in Milan’s Cathedral for the 18th anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death.

Pope Francis during the conference (Photo: Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life)

"So that the Church may be a true people"


"Pastors and Lay Faithful Called to go Forward Together". The conference organised by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, also addressed to delegates from movements and associations. The words of Pope Francis and Cardinal Farrell.

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.

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).

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).

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.