Church - 2020

Adrianus Simonis with John Paul II in 1985

Adrianus Simonis: Lifelong loyalty

ChurchWim Peeters

On September 2, the Dutch Cardinal passed away at the age of 88. A loyal priest for over 63 years, a bishop for almost 50, and a cardinal for more than 35 years, he was a great friend of the movement and a regular guest at the Rimini Meeting.

Fr. Claudio Lurati (Photo: Semanario Diocesano de Como)

Fr. Claudio Lurati: “God still calls me to Egypt”

ChurchGiorgio Paolucci

The Holy See has just announced the appointment of the Comboni missionary as Apostolic Vicar of Alexandria. He returns to the place where he lived for twelve years and where he saw works and great friendships flourish.

Alexandria, Egypt Alessandria d'Egitto (Photo: Flo P/Unsplash)
 Pilgrims in the Marche countryside

Macerata-Loreto: The desire for the impossible

ChurchAlessandra Stoppa

This year, there will be no hundred thousand people along the 28 kilometers that separate Macerata and Loreto. However, the 42nd Pilgrimage will take place on the evening of June 13. How and why? Monsignor Giancarlo Vecerrica explains.

The arrival with the Madonna in Loreto
John Paul II on the day of his election

"Karol, do you love me?”

ChurchMarina Ricci

On May 18, one hundred years ago, St. John Paul II was born. A man and a pastor who changed the history of the world and of the Church, from the Solidarnosc epic to the days of his illness. Always carrying the answer to that question within his heart.

Pope John Paul II the Rimini Meeting, 1982

"Life is of no use if not used to serve others"


"We were put in this world to love him and our neighbours. Everything else passes away, only this remains." Pope Francis' homily on Palm Sunday, at the beginning of Holy Week. St. Peter's Square, Sunday, April 5.

The "Urbi et Orbi" blessing

"Embracing the Lord in order to embrace hope"

ChurchPope Francis

Pope Francis' meditation during the moment of prayer for the epidemic in St. Peter's Square. "Yet our faith is weak and we are fearful. But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm".

Pope Francis

The video of the Pope's Our Father

ChurchPope Francis

The Holy Father prayed, united with Christians of all confessions, for the pandemic-torn world. On Friday 27th, a moment of prayer on the empty sagrata of Saint Peter’s Basilica with the Urbi et Orbi blessing.

Pope Francis: "Let us hold fast to what really matters”

ChurchPope Francis

The Pope’s message for the recitation of the Rosary, proposed by the Italian bishops during this health emergency. An invitation to turn to the Lord, that He may guard every family, especially "the sick and those who take care of them”.

“Be still and know that I am God”

ChurchFr. Mauro-Giuseppe Lepori

The Cistercian Abbot General's letter to the Cistercian communities at the time of the pandemic. "To stop before God means to recognize that his presence fills the instant and thus fully satisfies our heart".

Fr. Firas Lutfi with the children of Aleppo

Fr. Firas: "This is how Syria suffers"

ChurchMaria Acqua Simi

Fr. Firas Lutfi speaks about his fellow Franciscan Brothers who live under Sharia law, about the children of Aleppo who suffer the cold, about the question of the meaning of innocent pain. But also about a faith that grows day after day.

Monsignor Cesare Nosiglia

Nosiglia: "Fr. Giussani’s outgoing church”

ChurchCesare Nosiglia

The homily of the Archbishop of Turin during Mass for the anniversary of the death of Fr. Giussani, on 19 February. "He has been a tool for the power of Christ to work in history”.

Monsignor Paolo Pezzi

Pezzi: "Fr. Giussani, lover of freedom"

ChurchPaolo Pezzi

The homily of the Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God at Moscow, during Mass for the anniversary of death of Fr. Giussani, on 25 February. "I have never met anyone in my life who loved human freedom more."

Mass in Tunis' Cathedral

Lhernould: "The foundation of true liberation"

ChurchNicolas Lhernould

The homily of the Bishop of Constantine (Algeria) during Mass in memory of Fr. Giussani, concelebrated in Tunis with Ilario Antoniazzi, Archbishop of Tunis. “We are at the service of the truth that He is a person”.