Current Events - 2023

AVSI has been working in Lebanon since 1996 (Photo: AVSI)

AVSI Tents: Peace can also flourish in Lebanon

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

Jihane Rahal, an AVSI worker in Lebanon, speaks of the difficulties of a nation always on the brink of crisis. And of a path of good that "challenges us with all our humanity."

Christmas. Love changes history

Current EventsPope Francis

Pope Francis' homily at the Christmas Vigil Mass. St. Peter's Basilica, 24 December 2023.

Lisbon, tens of thousands of young people at World Youth Day last August (Catholic Press Photo)

Young people and Christmas: an ideal to bet on

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

"The ashes of our dreams are invested by the only ideal that withstands the impact of evil and time: God himself has come to meet us." Davide Prosperi's letter to Corriere della Sera.

AVSI's projects in Syria are mainly dedicated to education (Photo: AVSI)

Avsi tents. Syria: Educating to rebuild

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

In the country tried by thirteen years of war, amid cholera epidemics and earthquakes, the testimony of those working not to leave children, widows and the elderly alone. From Aleppo, Hadi Kobeissi speaks.

A street in Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip (Photo: Bashar Taleb/APA Images/Ansa-Zumapress)

That unassailable “grace”

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

What are the Christians of Gaza experiencing? In Traces, Fr. Gabriel Romanelli, the parish priest of the one Catholic church in Gaza, speaks about their lives today, from their hospitality to the displaced to the daily companionship of the Pope.

Working among the people of Haiti (Photo: AVSI)

Avsi Tents: Good generates good in Haiti too

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The fundraising campaign has been supporting the NGO's activities around the world for years, like in Haiti, as recounted by Jessica Granito, an AVSI worker on the since 2017.

Holy Land. Psychosocial activities for children in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Jericho: one of the nine projects of this year's Tents Campaign (Photo: AVSI)

If peace has a face

Current EventsDavide Perillo

Florence, Habiba, the children of Marjayoun... And a gesture that educates in charity, against addiction. Nine projects speak of how it is possible to build a new world. AVSI's Tents campaign, recounted in the December issue of Tracce.

Christmas 2023: The poster

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The words of Pope Francis and Fr. Giussani, this year accompanied by the "Adoration of the Magi", a 14th century fresco in the Sacro Speco Monastery in Subiaco. The video-poster is also available

Fr. David Neuhaus (Catholic Press Photo)

What future for the Holy Land?

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

Fr. David Neuhaus, a Jesuit scholar based in Jerusalem, explores the origin of the ‘two-state’ solution, testifying to the preciousness of the Christian presence in the region.

(Photo: Pedro Marques Pereira)

Meeting Lisboa: the enchantment of hope

Current EventsFrederico Meira

Artificial intelligence, Péguy's conversion, working in the 21st century, Pessoa's infinity, Andrea Mandelli's spring, the search for goodness inside the Gulag... Two days to embrace everything in the Portuguese capital, November 11-12.

(Foto Ryoji Iwata/Unsplash)

Trust in the other

Current EventsMatteo Severgnini*

What does it mean to love? This is the most urgent question that recent events have provoked, especially in young people. And which calls on all adults. From "Repubblica", the letter of Matteo Severgnini, responsible of GS.

Preparing EncuentroSevilla

Seville: the first Encuentro

Current EventsMaría Serrano

Hundreds of friends, over eighty volunteers. Intense dialogues on suffering, education, social media, charitable work. And then music, exhibitions... And a single theme: 'To truly live'. A chronicle of the three days in Seville.

Indi Gregory (Photo: Facebook)

Innocent pain and the presumption of an omnipotent state

Current EventsGiuliana Ruggieri

Little Indi Gregory died on Sunday night. Her story puts everyone in front of the first evidence in our life: “we do not make ourselves.”The contribution of Giuliana Ruggieri, member of the National Bioethics Committee.

After the clashes in the Jenin refugee camp, West Bank (Ansa-Zumapress/Mohammed Nasser/APA Images))

Holy Land: Another logic

Current EventsLuca Fiore

The war between Hamas and Israel broke out while the CL community was gathered for the Beginning Day. Dialogues, testimonies, tensions. And a discovery. From the November issue of Tracce.

From the Facebook page dedicated to Indi Gregory

Indi Gregory and the courage of hope

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

While the fate of the English child is being decided, CL stands by her and her family and supports their demands, also in light of her possible transfer to Italy. The words of Davide Prosperi.

Gaza City (Ansa/Mohammed Saber)

The only words that speak of peace

Current EventsTommaso Agasisti*

The events in the Middle East and around the world, a spiral of hatred that seems unstoppable. What does this drama have to do with us? And what does it take to be able to face all this?

Tommaso Saltini, Carla Benelli and Osama Hamdan in Bethany (Cisgiordania)

A land to be safeguarded

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The parish priest from Gaza, the Muslim architect who repairs churches, the elderly atheist who converts. Tommaso Saltini, director of Pro Terra Sancta, describes a place that "still has one strength: to propose God to the world."

The CL Lombardy Beginning Day at the Assago Forum, September 23, 2023 (Fausto Ferioli/Fraternity CL)

"Faith, the fulfillment of reason

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Notes from the words of Francesco Cassese and Davide Prosperi at the Beginning Day of the Adults of Communion and Liberation of the Lombardy Region, and the testimony of Jone Echarri.

The Verification of Faith

Current EventsFrancesco Ferrari

Synthesis by Fr. Francesco Ferrari to the Equipe of University Students of CL. La Thuile (Aosta), August 29–September 1, 2023.

Gaza City (Ansa-Dpa/Mohammed Talatene)

Israel: The possible path of unity

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

Nadine, Rami and Yuval, from the Israeli-Palestinian Parents Circle-Families Forum: "We are in the dark, but together we do not stop calling for dialogue as the only way". Fr. Ibrahim Faltas: "Jerusalem is the key to peace."