Church - 2022

Benedetto XVI (Photo: Ansa/Osservatore Romano)

Benedict XVI: "A true giant of faith"

ChurchDavide Prosperi

"He was an authentic father of the Church and also a devoted father of every man and woman of this age. Even in sorrow, we are immensely grateful to God for having given us a friend and a guide on our path like him." Davide Prosperi's statement

The members of the diocesan tribunal (Photo:  Paolo Gianferrari)

Piccinini: Diocesan inquiry initiated

ChurchGianni Varani

On Saturday, December 10 the first phase of Enzo Piccinini’s cause for beatification began. The tribunal presided over by the bishop has been established. Here are the words of Davide Prosperi and those of Monsignor Erio Castellucci.

Pope Francis' letter

The Audience: The Pope's letter


In St. Peter's Square on October 15, Davide Prosperi delivered a letter of thanks to Francis. Here is the Holy Father's response

Pope Francis (Catholic Press Photo)

Disarm the heart


"Being peacemakers, being saints, is not our ability, they are gifts, it is one of his gifts, it is grace." Pope Francis' words at the Angelus on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

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The cry of peace


At the Angelus, Pope Francis' invitation to join spiritually in prayer for peace with Christian churches and communities and world religions, scheduled for October 25 at the Colosseum.

Pope Francis (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

"Do you love me?" The heart of the council


"Let us rediscover what is essential: a Church madly in love with its Lord and with all the men and women whom He loves." Pope Francis' homily for the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council.

Paolo Pezzi (Foto: Catholic Press Photo)

“The only way out is peace”

ChurchPaolo Pezzi*

Following Moscow's partial mobilization of the army, the Russian Bishops' Conference reiterates the position of the Church's magisterium on war and recalls that the right to conscientious objection must be respected.

Fr. Giussani and John Paul II on May 30, 1998

"The protagonist of history is the beggar"


To prepare for the audience with Pope Francis, we re-propose Fr. Giussani's testimony at the Pope John Paul II's meeting with ecclesial movements and new communities. Rome, St. Peter's Square, May 30, 1998.

Pope Francis at the Angelus (©Ansa)

The Pope: "War is madness!"

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At the Angelus Francis appealed to Putin, Zelensky and the whole world to stop the spiral of violence and death. "War is an error and a horror" (St. Peter's Square, October 2, 2022)

Pope Francis

"Mary arose and went with haste”

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Pope Francis' message for the XXXVII World Youth Day, to be celebrated both locally on November 20, 2022, and internationally in Lisbon, Portugal, August 1-6, 2023.

The Pope in Maskwa Park (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

Canada: What builds history?

ChurchJohn Zucchi

"To understand we have to look where there is something truly new." A Canadian friend recounts how the Pope's "penitential pilgrimage" among the indigenous communities has provoked him. Their pain, and the "encounter".

Monsignor Pierbattista Pizzaballa at the Pentecost Vigil in Jerusalem (©Gianfranco Pinto Ostuni)

Jerusalem: for a new pentecost

ChurchAlessandra Buzzetti

A challenge issued by the Patriarch, Monsignor Pizzaballa, to the members of movements and new communities in the Holy Land, from which a dialogue was born that has become a moment of community and friendship.

Pope Francis (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope to families: "The Church is in you"

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Pope Francis' homily during the concluding Mass of the 10th World Meeting of Families. "We must never forget that the family is the first place where we learn to love."

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi (Photo: Ansa)

“We all want to walk with you"


The message of Davide Prosperi, President of the Fraternity of CL, to Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, for his appointment as president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference.

Bucha, 18 April 2022 (©Emilio Morenatti/AP/La Presse)

Monsignor Paolo Pezzi: War and us

ChurchAlessandra Stoppa

The possibility of light in the dark night of humanity, the need for forgiveness, the Magdalene’s desire, and Pope Francis. From the May issue of Tracce, a dialogue with the Archbishop of the Mother of God in Moscow.

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Our value: We are loved

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Ten new saints were canonized in Rome on Sunday. "Our fellow travellers canonized today discovered an incomparable joy and they became brilliant reflections of the Lord of history." Pope Francis' homily.