» 03/18/2008, 00.00
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.
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.
14/03/2008 ITALY- ASIA
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.
26/07/2017 16:24:00 PHILIPPINES
Focolarini exported the sharing economy to Asia
In 1966, the Focolare Movement set foot in Asia, starting in the Philippines. From there, it spread to Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, and India. It is currently involved in banking, businesses, and associations to bridge the gap between haves and have-nots through profit sharing.
22/01/2015 ITALY - VATICAN
Chiara Lubich like Teresa of Avila: her process of beatification begins
The process will open on 27 January in Frascati where the founder of the Focolare Movement lived most of her life and where she is buried. Her journey began as bombs fell on Trent, developing into communities that lived by the principle of unity. She undertook ecumenical work with Athenagoras and Protestant Churches. She also was open to members of other religions and to atheists in order to create "universal brotherhood on this earth."
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