Current Events - 2020

Pope Francis

Pope Francis: "To us a son is given"

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The Pope's homily during Midnight Mass in St Peter's in Rome: "The Father did not give us a thing, an object; he gave his own only-begotten Son, who is all his joy."

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Christmas, the Father’s Mercy

Current EventsLuigi Giussani

We repropose a meditation from Fr. Luigi Giussani, taken from the book Dalla liturgia vissuta. Una testimonianza [From the lived liturgy. A witness], first printed in 1973.

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Fr. Fabio Baroncini (Photo: Paolo Bonfanti, Archive of the Fraternità Comunione e Liberazione)

Julián Carrón's message for the death of Fr. Fabio Baroncini

Current EventsJulián Carrón

One of Fr. Giussani's greatest friends has died at the age of 78, who gave his whole life in service of the movement and of the Church. "We ask the Lord that we come to be like him, sons and daughters in the Son."

AVSI tents: During the pandemic, with the most vulnerable families

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

From support in developing countries to Italy affected by Covid, where poverty has increased in the last year. AVSI is supporting the work of organizations that already operate in various regions to help five thousand families.

ENCUENTROMADRID: The adventure of trust

Current EventsMaría Serrano

The Spanish event was held online from November 19-22. Meetings, performances, exhibitions, and ‘reliable’ witnesses. “We have been able to verify that trust is possible and reasonable because reality is not absurd, but reveals a meaning.”

Photo: Avsi/Andrea Signori

AVSI tents: A fruitful coexistence for Lebanon

Current EventsGiorgio Paolucci

A project for the 2020 Campaign in a country affected by Covid and a deep socioeconomic crisis. In the refugee camps, work is being done to allow people to restart.

Photo: Avsi/Andrea Signori
Rafael Gerez

EncuentroMadrid: "A window of hope"

Current EventsElena Santa María

From November 19 - 22 a special edition of EncuentroMadrid will take place online. Meetings, dialogues and exhibitions will focus on the title chosen for 2020: "What can we trust in?". An interview with its president, Rafael Gerez.

EncuentroMadrid 2020: In whom can we trust?

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An edition reshaped by Covid, but will be no less rich. The Spanish event will take place online 19-22 November with meetings, round-tables, performances. Ignacio Carbajosa explains why it should not be missed.

Photo: AVSI

AVSI tents: Mexico, saved by the beast

Current EventsDavide Grammatica

Crammed into a freight train running north to escape violence in their countries. Thousands of minors from Central and South America are stranded at the US border. Another project from this year’s campaign.

Vienna after the attack

Vienna: "Before God, to entrust our fears"

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The attack took place a few meters from their home. Then came the news on TV, messages from parishioners. Their Cardinal, from the outset, was in the chapel praying. "Where can hope come from?"

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn
Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti

Carrón's messages to Bassetti and Delphini

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Upon hearing the news of the hospitalization of the President of the Italian Bishops' Conference and that the Archbishop of Milan has tested positive for Coronavirus, Fr. Carrón has written to them with words of friendship and affection.

The image from Encuentro Santiago's manifesto

Chile: The fresh air of Encuentro Santiago

Current EventsPaula Giacosa

A three days online for Encuentro Santiago, in a country on the eve of an important election, harassed by a deep social crisis, as well as Covid. Yet, "we have something to say".

Photo: Aldo Gianfrate/Fondazione Avsi

AVSI tents: Proximity is not measured with a ruler

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The campaign to support six projects in Italy and around the world has been launched. "Ensuring safety does not mean ceasing to be surprised by the need of the other".

You Only See What You Admire

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Notes from Beginning of the Year Day for adults and university students of Communion and Liberation, which was held via video link on September 26, 2020.

Julián Carrón, Eduard Sala and Joana Bonet

Barcelona: “Either orphans or children”

Current EventsYolanda Menéndez

While infections in Spain are rising, journalist Joana Bonet and Eduard Sala, of the local Caritas, presented the Catalan edition of "Reawakening Our Humanity" alongside Julián Carrón. "Are you really saying that this reality is not an obstacle?"