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Religion Today Film Festival: “The Beauty of Differences”

The Religion Today Film Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary this year from 14-21 Sept., with the aim of promoting independent cinema on spirituality and interreligious dialogue between cultures and faiths. The Festival, which opened in Trent, Italy with a round-table discussion from an all-female perspective, hosted 42 films in competition from 23 different countries, 11 …

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Theme for World Communications Day 2023

“Speaking the truth in love: Veritatem facientes in caritate (Eph. 4:15)” is the theme of World Communications Day 2023. In the Vatican press release, the Pope says that we must “speak with meekness, using the gift of communication as a bridge and not as a wall.” The invitation captures his desire for a media system…

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The Economy of Pope Francis: For a Better World

About 1,000 young people gathered at Assisi from 22-24 September for the international meeting of the Pope’s 2019 initiative aimed at a renewal of the economy in favor of the poor, the common good and the care of creation. The protagonists of the event– young economists, entrepreneurs and researchers–came from all over the world. Subdivided… Read more »

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Cantacielo: A Festival that looks at the soul of music lovers

Music is a universal language that turns its gaze to heaven and speaks to the souls of music lovers. This is basically the essence of Cantacielo, a music festival dedicated precisely to “songs of the soul,” the first edition of which was held Italy in September 2022. Eight musical artists competed in the concluding event,…

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Global Summit of the World’s Street Newspapers

From 12-15 September 2022, the Global Street Paper Summit was held for the first time in Milan, Italy. The event was organized by INSP, the International Network of Street Papers (www.insp.ngo), based in Glasgow, Scotland. The Network represents 93 street newspapers located in 35 countries and provides employment and income, through the sale of the… Read more »

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Giffoni Film Festival 2022

The theme of the 2022 edition of the Giffoni Film Festival was entitled The Invisibles, depicted by a vast sky lit by stars, whose light symbolizes the mysterious bond between distant lives, makes imperceptible ties visible, and reveals the presence of those who of-ten remain in the shadows. The 10-day International Film Festival for Children …

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Presentation of the Jubilee Logo for 2025

Men and women from the four corners of the earth, heading toward the future, with the Cross as a reference that becomes an anchor of hope amid the rough waves of life. This, in a nutshell, is the explanation of the logo for the Jubilee of 2025, presented on 28 June by Archbishop Rino Fisichella…. Read more »

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PATH TO PEACE: Awarded to the Royals of Jordan

The royals of Jordan, King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, were honored in New York, USA, at the 2022 edition of the Path to Peace Award. Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, permanent observer of the Holy See’s mission to the UN and president of the Path to Peace Foundation, explained that the…

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New President of the International Union of Women Superiors General

Sr. Nadia Coppa has been elected the new president of the International Union of Women Superiors General (IUSG) and to a place on the Assembly’s Board of Directors, whose members will serve until 2025. The election took place just days after the conclusion of the XXII Meeting of the IUSG Plenary Assembly, during which all

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World Press Freedom Day 2022

3 May, World Press Freedom Day, was celebrated all over the world this year as an occasion to reflect on the importance of defending the principles of freedom of speech and the right to information, pluralism and media independence. The anniversary also serves as a reminder to ask what we can do to strengthen journalism

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