Church - 2019 - Page 2

Missionary October. A task for all Christians


From the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis spoke of an ‘outbound church’ and of ‘missio ad gentes’. Today, he invites us to take a step further, with an "extraordinary time dedicated to missionary work". Which concerns "every baptized person".

Fr. Aleksandr Men'

Aleksandr Men. A path that leads to the heart of life

ChurchGiovanna Parravicini

In Moscow, an exhibition to commemorate the priest killed on 9 September, 1990. He was named "the apostle of Russia of the twentieth century". He challenged, through his preaching and books, the general conviction that "the impossible was impossible".

The Pope blesses the Cross of Mercy, made by the prisoners at Paliano, Frosinone

“No cell can prevent hope from entering”

ChurchGiorgio Paolucci

More than 10,000 people, including policemen, staff and volunteers, were in St. Peter's Square for the Papal Audience with those who work in Italian prisons and to whom Francis addresses three words: "Thank you, go ahead and be brave!”

Pope Francis

Pope Francis: “An educational alliance for a new humanism”

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From a commitment to guard our "common house”, declared in Laudato Si’, to a declaration to eliminate discrimination, signed in Abu Dhabi. Challenges that can be overcome by focusing on education. The Pope launches a global event for 14 May, 2020.

Enzo Piccinini

Enzo Piccinini: The open cause of beatification

ChurchLuca Fiore

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.”

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.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. CC0

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.

Pope Francis. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 © Mazur/ Via Flickr

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.