Church - 2022

The Pope in Maskwa Park (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

Canada: What builds history?

ChurchJohn Zucchi

"To understand we have to look where there is something truly new." A Canadian friend recounts how the Pope's "penitential pilgrimage" among the indigenous communities has provoked him. Their pain, and the "encounter".

Monsignor Pierbattista Pizzaballa at the Pentecost Vigil in Jerusalem (©Gianfranco Pinto Ostuni)

Jerusalem: for a new pentecost

ChurchAlessandra Buzzetti

A challenge issued by the Patriarch, Monsignor Pizzaballa, to the members of movements and new communities in the Holy Land, from which a dialogue was born that has become a moment of community and friendship.

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Pope Francis (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope to families: "The Church is in you"

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Pope Francis' homily during the concluding Mass of the 10th World Meeting of Families. "We must never forget that the family is the first place where we learn to love."

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi (Photo: Ansa)

“We all want to walk with you"


The message of Davide Prosperi, President of the Fraternity of CL, to Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, for his appointment as president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference.

Bucha, 18 April 2022 (©Emilio Morenatti/AP/La Presse)

Monsignor Paolo Pezzi: War and us

ChurchAlessandra Stoppa

The possibility of light in the dark night of humanity, the need for forgiveness, the Magdalene’s desire, and Pope Francis. From the May issue of Tracce, a dialogue with the Archbishop of the Mother of God in Moscow.

Paolo Pezzi was born in Russi, Ravenna, in 1960. He is Archbishop of the Mother of God in Moscow (© Ansa).
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Our value: We are loved

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Ten new saints were canonized in Rome on Sunday. "Our fellow travellers canonized today discovered an incomparable joy and they became brilliant reflections of the Lord of history." Pope Francis' homily.

Charles de Foucauld (Illustration: Nausicaa Dalla Torre)

De Foucauld: The rain will come again

ChurchAndrea Fazioli

His life was marked by the movement from emptiness to presence. His work on Tuareg language and poetry was permeated by wonder. What did the soon-to-be-canonized French missionary find in the "desert”?

Pope Francis (©Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope: "The rosary against the madness of war"

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"Let us pray for the leaders of nations, so that they might not lose the “pulse of the people” who want peace and who know well that weapons never achieve it, never." Pope Francis' words at the Regina Caeli.

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi (© Catholic press Photo)

Zuppi: “The charism, an open window"

ChurchPaola Bergamini

“The search for truth within experience, without wanting to defend anything. For him, every encounter was a discovery.” In the April Tracce, the Archbishop of Bologna recounts what impressed him the first time he saw Fr. Giussani.

Pope Francis (©Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope: "May Christ grant peace"

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At Sunday's Regina Coeli, Francis again made an appeal against war that "must stop, in obedience to the words of the Risen Lord, who on Easter Day repeats to his disciples: 'Peace be with you!'"

Against war: The courage to build peace

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A new book brings together Pope Francis’ thoughts on peace, weapons and conflict in the world. We have translated an excerpt from his introduction.

Don Giacomo Tantardini

Giacomo Tantardini: A simple story

ChurchLucio Brunelli

On the tenth anniversary of the death of Don Giacomo Tantardini, priest, disciple and friend of Fr. Giussani, here is an account written by one of his former “young people”, published in L'Osservatore Romano.

Pope Francis during Mass on Easter Day. Rome, 17 April 2022 (©Alessia Giuliani/Catholic Press Photo)

Francis’ peace

ChurchAndrea Tornielli

The Pope has been warning the world for years, but his words against war have almost been considered a nuisance lately. "Today, more than ever, we need the Risen Crucifix to hope for reconciliation."

The Pope showing a Ukranian flag sent from Bucha (© Ettore Ferrari/Ansa)

The Pope: "Put an end to this war!"

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At the end of today's General Audience, showing a Ukrainian flag that had arrived from Bucha, Francis, once again, made an appeal to "silence the weapons".

Pope Francis at the meeting with migrants (©Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope in Malta and the "night of the war"


During his trip to the Mediterranean island Francis again spoke of the drama of the conflict in Ukraine and the refugees. From his speech to the Diplomatic Corps to an interview on his return, here are the Pope's words...

Papa Francesco (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope: "We should not accustom ourselves to war"


After the Angelus, Pope Francis again addresses the invasion of Ukraine: "We need to convert today’s anger into a commitment for tomorrow, because if, after what is happening, we remain like we were before, we will all be guilty in some way."