Current Events - 2024

Alexej Navalny (Mitya Aleshkovsky/Wikimedia Commons)

Navalny: a rose is forever

Current EventsGiovanna Parravicini

What happened in Russia on February 16 reopened a wound that we were getting used to. And it reminded everyone again that “nothing exists without freedom.” After the death of the opposition leader, here is the provocation that his life represents.

Miguel Benasayag (© Isabella De Maddalena/opale.photo/Mondadori Portfolio)

The machine of the world

Current EventsStefano Filippi

Technological developments that revolutionize everyday reality: What becomes of the human after having delegated many functions to the computer? In February Traces, Miguel Benasayag, psychoanalyst and neurophysiologist, provides answers.

One of the last editions of the New York Encounter (Photo: NY Encounter)

Artificial Intelligence and the sleeping soul

Current EventsLuca Fiore

The New York Encounter 2024 kicks off on Friday, February 16. Among the protagonists at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan is an exhibition dedicated to AI. Curator Davide Bolchini explains what it touches upon and how it came about.

A little girl plays with a doll on the deck of the ship Vulcano (Photo: Alberto Reggiori)

"Me, a doctor, among the wounds of war"

Current EventsAlberto Reggiori

The testimony of Alberto Reggiori, a surgeon on a mission on the Italian ship Vulcano to provide aid to Palestinians fleeing the Gaza Strip.

Hong Kong (Unsplash/Spencer Chows)

A Catholic university for Hong Kong

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The recognition of St. Francis, the first of its kind, by the Government of the autonomous territory of South East China. It is news that is "to be welcomed with cautious optimism", as Father Bernardo Cervellera, PIME missionary, explains.

Monsignor Paolo Bizzeti, Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia (Ansa-Abaca/Burak Milli/Anadolu Agency)

Bizzeti: "Let us not forget the Christians of Turkey"

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The attack on a church in Istanbul on Sunday morning was just the latest event "in the escalation of violence in the region”, which does not only concern Ankara and its surroundings. The Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia speaks.

Elham at the headquarters of her association in Bethlehem

Holy Land: The law of forgiveness

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

Israel and Palestine, on either side stories of pain and death chase each other. Yet there are still those who manage to affirm a different logic, which starts with compassion and prayer. "In order not to stop believing that peace is possible."

People stock up on water in Dhaka, Bangladesh, because of drought (Kazi Salahuddin Razu/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Integral ecology. Against individualism

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The environmental emergency is linked to migration, exploitation, unemployment, the struggle for resources that triggers conflict and generates poverty. Simona Beretta speaks about it in the January issue of Tracce.

The Christmas party of the Moscow CL community

Moscow. "He is near! The Lord is here!"

Current EventsAlexandra Shilova

In Russia, December 25 is an ordinary day (Christmas is celebrated on 7 January). But the CL community in the capital still wanted to get together to celebrate with testimonies, songs and mulled wine, together with Catholic and Orthodox friends.

Pope Francis during Baptisms in the Sistine Chapel on January 7, 2024 (Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

"Discovering the fascination of life”

Current EventsLuca Sommacal*

The desire of young people to become parents, the uncertain reality that discourages it. Yet "giving birth to children and welcoming them is a 'taking care of the world'". A contribution by Luca Sommacal, President of Families for Hospitality.

Kyiv, 3 January 2024. Volunteers remove rubble after a bombing (Photo: ANSA)

Sigov: "The logic of Christmas and Ukraine at war"

Current EventsAlberto Perrucchini

The Kyiv-based philosopher reflects on the contrast between the Feast of the Incarnation and the ongoing violence in conflict-affected countries. “Certain events weigh much more heavily in the judgement of history than the shadows of the pharaohs.”