Current Events - 2015

St. Francis Church, Aleppo, with the dome demolished by a missile.


Current EventsIbrahim Alsabagh

"This is a time when the doors of the churches are wide open for everybody, not only for the faithful, but also for those who are seeking the Mystery." After being devastated by a bomb, the Church of St. Francis in Aleppo opens its doors to the needy.

Pope Francis visiting a refugee camp in Bangui. Traces

At the Heart of Africa

Current EventsAlessandra Stoppa

“Africa is a martyr. That is why I love it.” The Pope wanted at all costs to open the Holy Year in the Central African Republic. From there, he asked everyone to pass over to “the other shore.”

Fr. Julián Carrón

The Truth will Set you Free

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The following is the question and answer session following Fr. Carrón’s remarks at the University of Notre Dame, November 21, 2015.

Julián Carrón. Courtesy of the Meeting of Rimini

Interview: 10 Years at The Head of Communion and Liberation

Current EventsLuca Marcolivio

"If the faith is truly lived seriously, it is able to meet all the desire of fullness that a person desires when not finding another." We publish an interview with Julián Carrón in light of ten years as head of Communion and Liberation.

Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, Aleppo

October 25 in Aleppo

Current EventsIbrahim Alsabagh

Fr. Ibrahim sends a letter after the Cathedral of Aleppo was attacked by jihadists. "... We were in fact, protected under the mantle of our heavenly mother Mary."

Fr. Ibrahim Alsabagh, 44 years, Franciscan of the Order of Friars Minor in Custody of the Holy Land. Traces

The Fragrance of Christ Amidst the Bombs

Current EventsIbrahim Alsabagh

Excerpts from the presentation by Fr. Ibrahim Alsabagh, pastor of Latin Rite Catholics in Aleppo, who told the story of life in the “line of fire.” Just 50 yards from terrorists...

A Christian boy from Mosul who now lives with his family in a camp for refugees in Erbil (Iraq). Traces

A "Redeemed" Gaze

Current EventsCostantino Esposito

Outlook on Syria, the lives of martyrs today and what we can contribute, from the perspective of a “redeemed gaze.” Published below are excerpts from a talk by Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, custodian of the Holy Land

Fr. Carron with Pope Francis. Traces

A Road that Begins Again

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More than 80,000 people attended the Audience of Pope Francis with Communion and Liberation in Rome. It was an historical event in which the Pope invited the whole Movement to be–centered in Christ–the hands and heart of an “outward-oriented” Church.

New York City. Flickr

This Is It!

Current EventsMattia Ferraresi

Three days “in search of the human face.” With scientists, business managers, students and many other people from all walks of life, it was a surprising journey into a theme which, these days, means entering a debate.

Havana, Cuba. Wikimedia Commons

A Surprise for Havana

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A historic announcement, rung in with bells and celebrations. On the island where (thanks to the Pope) dialogue with the U.S. has opened again, a new revolution has begun. What could change for the people and for the Church?