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.
Church - 2020
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.
The priestly and diaconal ordinations of the Fraternity of St. Charles are taking place in Rome, Turin, Cologne and Washington. The message of the President of the CL Fraternity.
“Special" ordinations this year for the new deacons and priests. Not in Rome, but on different dates in the places of mission where the ordinands find themselves, without relatives and friends to celebrate.
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.
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.
The Holy Mass presided over by Pope Francis and the "Urbi et Orbi" Blessing. St. Peter's Basilica, April 12, 2020.
The Vigil on the Holy Night of Easter, presided over by Pope Francis.
The video of the Way of the Cross presided over by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, April 10, 2020.
Mass of The Lord's Supper, celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica, April 9, 2020.
"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.
40 years have passed since the martyrdom of Saint Óscar Romero, who faced great and violent challenges in Latin America. His favourite psalm: "In the shelter of the Most High (...) You will not fear the terror of the night. My God, in whom I trust".
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".
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.
An invitation to common prayer for the threat of the pandemic: Wednesday 25 March at 12pm. Then, on Friday 27th, a moment of prayer on the empty sagrata of Saint Peter’s Basilica with the Urbi et Orbi blessing.
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”.
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 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.
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”.
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."
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”.