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Fr. Giussani with Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes (Nicola Costanzi/Fraternity CL)

Cordes' death. Prosperi: "Grateful for his paternity"


Davide Prosperi's message to the movement of Communion and Liberation on the death of Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, signatory of the decree of Pontifical recognition of the Fraternity and of the Memores Domini Association.

Erik Varden (Photo: Lupe de la Vallina)

Erik Varden: Broadening desire

ChurchAnna Leonardi

In the March issue of Tracce, the Norwegian bishop speaks about the search for love in today's world. The key to living it. And why Mary Magdalene would be “an excellent patron saint for the twenty-first century.”

Cardinal Zuppi during the Mass for Fr. Giussani in Bologna

Fr. Giussani: Anniversary homilies


Over 200 celebrations around the world to mark the 19th anniversary of the death of the founder of CL and the 42nd anniversary of the pontifical recognition of the Fraternity of CL. Here are some excerpts from several of the homilies.

Pope Francis at the audience for Fr. Giussani's centenary on October 15, 2022 (Roberto Masi/Fraternity CL)

The Pope's letter: The path to follow


Notes from the Communion and Liberation leaders’ meeting with Davide Prosperi and Francesco Cassese on Pope Francis’ letter to the whole movement. Milan and via video connection from Italy and around the world, February 20, 2024

Monsignor Pavlo Goncharyk (Andrzej Lange/Epa/Ansa)

Ukraine: "called to remain men"

ChurchLuca Fiore

The two years of war recounted in the March issue of Tracce by the Bishop of Kharkiv, Pavlo Goncharyk: "Within the incomprehensible suffering we are experiencing, it is our relationship with God that allows us to be here for others and with other

Archbishop Mario Delpini at the Mass for Father Giussani. Milan Cathedral, 26 February 2024 (Pino Franchino/Archive CL)

Milan: "A sign of God's faithfulness”

ChurchMario Delpini

The Mass for the 19th anniversary of Fr. Giussani’s death and the 42nd anniversary of the pontifical recognition of the Fraternity of CL, celebrated in Milan’s Cathedral by Archbishop Mario Delpini. Here is his homily and Davide Prosperi’s greeting.

Fr. Luigi Giussani (Sergio Assandri/Archivio Fraternità CL)

"Christianity as an Event Today"


On the 19th anniversary of his death, the full version of the unpublished text from the February issue of Traces: notes from a lesson given by Fr. Luigi Giussani in 1992.

Margaret Karram (Catholic Press Photo)

Karram: "The Pope's words on unity challenge us too"


The President of the Focolare movement writes to Davide Prosperi on the anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death: "The Holy Spirit will know how to make us capable of bearing witness to Christ with the specific charism entrusted entrusted to us in the Church.”

Fr. Giussani on the day of his first Mass in Desio, May 31, 1945 (Livia Giussani personal archive)

Fr. Giussani: Masses around the world


Celebrations for the 19th anniversary of the death of the founder of Communion and Liberation and the 42nd anniversary of the pontifical recognition of the Fraternity

Monsignor Filippo Santoro and Davide Prosperi with Pope Francis in a private audience on January 15, 2024 (Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope to CL: "Preserve unity"


After the audience with Davide Prosperi and Monsignor Filippo Santoro, Francis has sent a letter on the anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death and the 70th anniversary of the movement. Here are his words and the message from the President of the Fraternity.

The "de corpore insepulto" Mass for Jesús Carrascosa (Photo: Lupe de la Vallina)

"The new life born of Christ"

ChurchJavier Prades

Javier Prades' homily at the"de corpore insepulto" Mass for Jesús Carrascosa on January 11, and the message of the Apostolic Nuncio in Spain, Monsignor Bernardito Cleopas Auza.

The Pope during the meeting with the Diplomatic Corps at the Holy See (Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

Pope Francis: "The path to peace"

ChurchPope Francis

In his address to the Diplomatic Corps, the Pope's view of today's world, amid conflicts, crises, discrimination, new technologies. From respect for life in every moment to the need for education, the road to a "profound renewal".