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23/10/2019
Witnesses of the faith
Their respective causes of beatification and canonization will now continue at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

The diocesan phase in now completed in the causes for the beatification and canonization of two great twentieth-century witnesses of the faith: Chiara Lubich and Fr. Oreste Benzi. For the foundress of the Focolare Movement, the last session of the diocesan inquest will take place this coming 10 ...

21/10/2019
Lay Holiness
From the plenary meeting of Polish Bishops, approval to request the nihil obstat for the instruction phase in the beatification process of the parents of Pope John Paul II

“There is not the slightest doubt that the spirituality of the future saintly Pope was formed within his family, and was thanks to the faith of his parents.” So said Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the former private secretary of John Paul II, in commenting on the news of the general assent, on the part ...

02/10/2019
Elderly
Revisiting the Holy Father’s words on the elderly

In some countries around the world, 2 October—the liturgical commemoration of the Guardian Angels—is celebrated as Grandparents’ Day. This is a good opportunity to listen once again to some of the many words Pope Francis has addressed to the elderly throughout the years of his ...

13/08/2019
Family
Pope Francis asks to pray for families: the meditation of the Under-Secretary Gabriella Gambino

The video of the Holy Father is an exhortation to take care of families, especially during the summertime, which is for many the most favourable period to share moments of dialogue and for a renewed meeting between parents and children and between spouses, within the common experiences of ...

17/10/2019
Youth
A Mass at the San Lorenzo Center celebrates the John Paul II Youth Foundation in a sign of continuity

The usual Saturday evening Mass which took place at the San Lorenzo International Youth Center this past 28 September was the occasion for a very special moment: a commemoration in thanksgiving for the work of Marcello Bedeschi and his team, for his nearly thirty years of service as the president of ...

15/10/2019
REDIUF
At the Dicastery, a meeting with representatives of university family institutes

Over the past few days, the Dicastery has hosted a meeting of REDIUF, or the Rete Internazionale degli Istituti Universitari per la Famiglia (“International Network of University Family Institutes”), which was established on 22 August 2018 in connection with the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. ...

23/10/2019
Witnesses of the faith
Their respective causes of beatification and canonization will now continue at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

The diocesan phase in now completed in the causes for the beatification and canonization of two great twentieth-century witnesses of the faith: Chiara Lubich and Fr. Oreste Benzi. For the foundress of the Focolare Movement, the last session of the diocesan inquest will take place this coming 10 ...

16/10/2019
Christus Vivit
The message of Fr. Awi to the youth participating in the 33rd National Youth Pastoral Assembly of Venezuela

From 4 – 6 October 2019, the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference sponsored the thirty-third National Pastoral Assembly in Caracas. Young people from all over the county, along with those in responsible positions within the dioceses and vicariates of Venezuela, gathered to discuss possibilities for the ...