“We truly believe the gain will be a testimony for the unity of all Europe”
New legislation for Vatican State brings in mandatory reporting of abuse charges for minors and vulnerable adults, backed up with fines and / or imprisonment for not reporting.
Our dream is to have an event which underlines the beauty of the European continent in all its diversity, where the richness of every culture emerges in the splendid tapestry that is Europe – Peter Forst, Focolare.
Irish experience of reconciliation in focus at Swedish ecumenical conference addressed by Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops.
A sense of humour is the human attitude closest to the grace of God, advises pontiff.
Ecumenism is not just doctrinal dialogue, but “a dynamic reality” including all dimensions of our witness to the world, “since we are becoming one while together on the way” – Dr Martin Robra, World Council of Churches.
Christians pray that God stirs the "consciences of the leaders of powerful nations to work for the peace Syrians long for".
War is 'irreligion'. It is never holy, it never has been. God does not want it. Only peace is truly holy because God himself is peace: Maria Voce.
Opening of the cause of beatification of Chiara Lubich takes place on 27 January and will be led by Bishop Raffaello Martinelli of Frascati.
Focolare flows from "charism of unity" says Pope and calls on movement to "go out in spirit of dialogue".