Church - 2021

The image of Charles de Foucauld at his Beatification in 2005 (Photo: Alessia Giuliani/CPP/CIRIC)

Charles De Foucauld: The “Universal brother”

ChurchCristina Zaros*

The date of the canonization of seven new saints has been announced, including the French religious man indicated by the Pope as an example to follow in his last Encyclical. Here is a portrait of the man in the words of those who follow his charism today.

De Foucauld in the Algerian Desert (Foto Collection Dupondt/akg-images/Mondadori Portfolio)
Cardinal Silvano Tomasi

Tomasi: "Giussani’s experience continues to bear fruit”

ChurchSilvano Tomasi

“He did not want to create a movement on the basis of theoretical convictions, but he wanted each of us to discover the continuous presence of Christ in the daily events of our lives.” The homily of Cardinal Tomasi for the anniversary of Giussani’s death.

Eugenio Corecco in 1994 (Photo: International Association of Friends of Eugenio Corecco)

Eugenio Corecco: "Time is short"

ChurchMaria Acqua Simi

Twenty-five years after his death, the biography of the Bishop of Lugano has been published. His encounter with Fr. Giussani, his passion for the movement and for the Church. We spoke to the biography's author, Antonietta Moretti.

Fr. Giussani, Hans Urs Von Balthasar and Eugenio Corecco. Einsiedeln (Switzerland), 1971. (Photo: International Association of Friends of Eugenio Corecco)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Ireland: "The great value of silence"

ChurchPope Francis

On Friday March 19, Pope Francis delivered a special message to the Irish faithful elevating the National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock to the status of an International Sanctuary of Special Eucharistic and Marian Devotion.

Mass for Fr. Giussani in Tunisia

Antoniazzi: "Fr. Giussani’s ‘unified’ love”

ChurchIlario Maria Antoniazzi

"We must not be spectators in the world, but witnesses and protagonists.” The homily of the Archbishop of Tunisia during mass for the anniversary of Fr. Giussani’s death.

Pope Francis (Photo: Shutterstock)

Saint Joseph: With a father's heart

ChurchPope Francis

March 19 is the feast of Saint Joseph, to whom Pope Francis has dedicated 2021. We re-propose the Pope's apostolic letter "Patris corde".

Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Cuba on February 12 2016

Ecumenism: Fraternity that is already present

ChurchGiovanna Parravicini

Five years since the historic meeting in Cuba between Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill. A historic event which was the topic of a roundtable discussion organised by the Library of the Spirit of Moscow.

 Saint Basil's Orthodox Cathedral in Moscow (Photo: Unsplash/Michael Parulava)