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World Day of Peace 2023: “No one can be saved alone”

On the 56th World Day of Peace, which the Church celebrates on 1 January, we are asked to reflect on starting afresh after Covid in light of the global consequences of the war in Ukraine: “The virus of war is more difficult to defeat than those that affect the human organism, because it does not… Read more »

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World and Mission: 150 years of missionary voices

World and Mission, the monthly magazine of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME), is celebrating its 150th birthday. Italy’s oldest missionary magazine, it chronicles the life of the Church in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania, offering a glimpse into the peoples and societies of these continents through the stories of missionaries. The periodical…

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New International Coordinator for Talitha Kum

Talitha Kum, the International Network of Women Religious Against Human Trafficking, has a new International Coordinator: Maryknoll Sister Abby Avelino of the Philippines. The statement from the International Union of Superiors General reads: “As a member of Talitha Kum’s International Committee, Sr. Abby has contributed to the growth of the Network and its many initiatives…

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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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