Church - 2021

Pope Francis during Christmas Midnight Mass

"A kindly light reminding us that we are beloved"

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Pope Francis' homily during Christmas Midnight Mass: "Let us return to Bethlehem, let us return to the origins: to the essentials of faith, to our first love, to adoration and charity."

The Pope's letter to the Memores Domini


On the occasion of the Professions taken on December 4 during the Advent retreat, the Holy Father has sent a message to all the members of the Association through the special Delegate, Monsignor Filippo Santoro.

The Pope greets migrants in Cyprus (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope in Cyprus: “Erecting barriers is never the solution”

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The Pope in Nicosia, visiting the island that has been divided in half for 50 years. "The Spirit invites us not to resign ourselves to the divisions of the past and to cultivate together the field of the Kingdom, patiently, assiduously and concretely.”

Sandra Sabattini (Riccione, August 19 1961 - Bologna, May 2, 1984)

Sandra's secret

ChurchPaola Ronconi

"If I did not know You, not even my breath would have any meaning.” Sandra Sabattini, the girl from Rimini and friend of Fr. Oreste Benzi, will be beatified on 24th October. There was nothing “heroic” about her 23 years of life if not a great love.

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Dicastery for the Laity. The words of Pope Francis

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The Pope's address to the participants in the meeting of lay associations, ecclesial movements and new communities, organized by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.

Pope Francis (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope in Bratislava: "The salt of faith"

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Meeting with the authorities and civil society: "The salt of the faith acts not by reacting in worldly terms, by engaging in culture wars, but by quietly and humbly sowing the seeds of God’s kingdom, especially by the witness of charity, of love."

The Mass in Budapest (Photo: Catholic Press)

The Pope in Hungary: "the kairos of grace"

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Pope Francis' Apostolic journey to Budapest, on the occasion of the concluding Holy Mass of the 52nd International Eucharistic congress, and to Slovakia. Francis' homily after his meetings with bishops and religious men of other confessions.

The embrace between John Paul II and Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński (Photo: ServizioFotograficoOR/CPP)

"Were it not for your faith"


On September 12, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, the Polish Primate of the "Millennium", will be beatified. His life was a bulwark of Christianity in the face of totalitarianism. From the September issue of Tracce.

Carrón: "To live faith with simplicity and intelligence"

ChurchJulián Carrón

The message for the ordinations of the Fraternity of St. Charles. "In such a delicate moment for the life of the world, the Church and of our movement, your “yes” places before our eyes the mysterious and irreducible power of God’s method."

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The "struggle" against God

ChurchPaolo Cremonesi

On June 16, Pope Francis concluded the second part of the catechetical cycle on prayer. "Stronger than any argument to the contrary, in the heart of man there is a voice that cries out."

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Carrón's letter to Cardinal Farrell


The letter sent by Fr. Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, to Card. Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastry for the Laity, Family and Life.

The statue of the Virgin at the Holy House of Loreto

Macerata-Loreto: “You are the living fountain of hope”

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Message on the occasion of the Macerata-Loreto Pilgrimage, June 12, 2021. This year it will again be in a special format with a live moment of prayer from the Basilica on Saturday, June 12 at 9 pm (CEST).

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.

Cardinal Silvano Tomasi

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

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“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.

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Ireland: "The great value of silence"

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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.