» 03/14/2008, 00.00
Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement, has died
She was a protagonist of the Churches rebirth before and after the Second Vatican Council. Her movement is committed to inter-religious and ecumenical dialogue on a global scale.
Indian bishop: Beatification of Chiara Lubich, new impetus to interreligious dialogue in Asia
Msgr. Felix Machado comments on the announcement of the cause of beatification of the founder of the Focolare Movement. A "simple, direct, holy woman, who worked for the human family". Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists on the continent appreciate her work.
For the Pope Chiara Lubich was a kind messenger of hope and peace
Thousands of people take part in the funeral of the founder of the Focolore movement. Talking about her Cardinal Bertone said that she devoted herself to lighting the fire of God’s love in people’s heart. Leaders from Catholic movements, other Christian denominations and other religions are present at the ceremony.
14/03/2008 ITALY - ASIA
Chiara Lubich told me: God has great plans for the Chinese people
Memories of the founder of the Focolare movement, in the words of a PIME missionary. The missionary impulse of the Work of Mary now counts two million members in more than 180 countries. These even include personalities from other religions. In spite of the apparent contradictions, the Love of God builds human history. The "Promised Land" of China.
12/03/2007 RUSSIA - VATICAN
Putin-Pope, for the Moscow Patriarchate “only a state visit”
Tomorrow the Russian President will make his first visit to Benedict; officials of the Russian Orthodox Church underline that it is “only a meeting between two heads of state”. However the Nuncio to the Russian Federation speaks of “ecumenical progress”.
16/10/2004 VATICAN POPE
The Churches of Asia join the Pope in celebrating 26 years of pontificate
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