Church - 2020

Monsignor Alberto Ortega Martín (Photo: Archivio Meeting)

Chile: The "dream of fraternity" and the task of friendship

ChurchPaula Giovanetti

The presentation of the encyclical "Fratelli tutti" for the Chilean community, a dialogue with Nuncio Alberto Ortega Martín. An occasion, on Christmas Eve, to "remind ourselves of what we are called to do for the world."

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The measure of development is humanity


Pope Francis' video message to "The Economy of Francesco", an event that saw young economists from 115 countries around the world meet online. "Do not be afraid to get involved and touch the soul of your cities with the gaze of Jesus."

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Education: A new cultural model

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Pope Francis' video message for the meeting on the "Global Pact for Education". Seven commitments for a global approach, founded upon the Church's Social Doctrine.

José María del Corral (on the left) with Pope Francis

Education: With that "pact" in your DNA

ChurchPaolo Perego

On October 15, via video link, the meeting called by Pope Francis to "Rebuild the global educational pact". José Maria del Corral, founder of Scholas Occurrentes, talks about a story born from the encounter with Cardinal Bergoglio.

"Fratelli tutti". Pope Francis' encyclical

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The document signed by Francis in Assisi on October 4, about fraternity and social friendship that "allows us to acknowledge, appreciate and love each person, regardless of physical proximity, regardless of where he or she was born or lives."

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.

 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.

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.

"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"

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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".

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The video of the Pope's Our Father

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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.