Church - 2019 - Page 2

Enzo Piccinini

Enzo Piccinini: The open cause of beatification

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The announcement was made at the Mass for the 20th anniversary of the death of the surgeon from Emilia-Romagna. Camisasca: “He was conquered by Christ and became a conqueror.” Carrón: “One of the most beautiful fruits from the tree of Father Giussani.”

(L-R) Camisasca, Castellucci, and Carrón.
Father Paolo Sottopietra. Photo by Leonora Giovanazzi

Fraternity of Saint Charles: Superior General Confirmed


The general assembly of the Missionaries of Saint Charles has re-elected Fr. Paolo Sottopietra as its superior general. Also nominated were Fr. Emanuele Silanos as vicar, and Fr. Andrea D’Auria and Fr. Stefano Tenti as advisors.

Jean Vanier (left) and Luigi Giussani in 1998.

Jean Vanier: He Converted Hearts, One by One


We publish the obituary text signed by Fr. Julián Carrón on behalf of Communion and Liberation on the occasion of the passing of Jean Vanier alongside a video interview by Vanier for the 2015 New York Encounter.

In Search of the Human Face: Identity and the Challenge of Disability (16:34)
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Benedict XVI on the Sex Abuse Scandal


We propose an article written by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for the Corriere della Sera on the current sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. Read the full text.

"Saint Francis of Assisi with Al-Kamil" by Benozzo Gozzoli. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Patton: A Message for the Whole Region

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Custos of the Holy Land Fr. Francesco Patton comments on the Pope’s visit to the United Arab Emirates, a visit that brought St. Francis' visit to the Sultan back to life.

Fr. Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land. Photo by HLron via Wikimedia Commons.
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Abu Dhaib: The Pope and the Grand Imam


Yesterday Pope Francis' visit concluded with the signing of the document on "Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together" alongside the Grand Imam of al-Azhar. Read the full text of the document.