» 06/01/2012, 00.00
VATICAN - ITALY
Pope greets Milan, "a crossroads of peoples and cultures"
Benedict XVI starts a pastoral visit to the city that is hosting the Meeting of Families. For the pope, the city's character includes positive secularism and a strong Catholic background combined with efficiency and generosity. In his address, he urged people to care for the poor and quake victims, in line with the city's saints: Ambrose, Charles Borromeo, Pius XI, Paul VI, and Gianna Beretta Molla. He entrusted the city into the care of the 'Madonnina'. Tonight, the pontiff will attend a concert at La Scala.
02/06/2012 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope: Love of Christ in celibacy, source of communion and mission for families
Benedict XVI, on a pastoral visit to Milan, meets priests, deacons and consecrated in the Cathedral, within the context of the VII World Meeting of Families. Among the saints "who have devoted their energies to the service of the Gospel" he mentions two PIME missionaries. Personal love of Jesus Christ, also cultivated with liturgical prayer, is the source of the "zeal" and the unity of life of the priest.
Pope: restore true sense of celebration to families torn apart by consumerism
Letter of Benedict XVI for the preparation of the VII World Meeting of Families to be held in Italy, in Milan from May 30 to June 3, 2012. An organization of work focused on profit has taken away from the real meaning of festivities, especially Sunday, the "Lord's day and day of man, the day of family, community and solidarity."
19/05/2012 ASIA - ITALY
PIME launches “family friendly” trade fair
The event is part of preparations for the VII World Meeting of Families. It opened yesterday and will end on May 20. The fair brings together over 70 exhibitors from all over the world.
Pope in videoconference with Mexico City at the world meeting of families
Benedict XVI wants to "participate," even from Rome, in the appointment, although he has already chosen Cardinal Bertone as his legate. The pope asks all to pray for the meeting, in its fourth edition.
31/05/2012 VATICAN - ITALY
Family as a safe asset in a precarious world and workplace
For the theological pastoral congress currently underway at the World Meeting of Families, the family and the workplace must urgently strike an alliance. In opposition to individualism, the experience and social doctrine of the Church emphasise the relational nature of man. Freely giving and meaning give work its value. Card Tettamanzi criticises the excessive remunerations in banking, industry and sports. For Chilean scholar Morandé Court, the family is an important opportunity to give work quality, which today is no longer based on production or capital, but on "creating human capital". Participants express their solidarity to quake victims in Emilia-Romagna.
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