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“Christ is alive”, new apostolic exhortation is released

Christ is alive. “Christ is alive! He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world.  The very first words, then, that I would like to say to every young Christian are these: Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive!”. Thus begins the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation, “Christus vivit […]

Migrants, a great opportunity for the Church in Switzerland

There are about one third of the members of the Catholic Church in Switzerland come from migration, a presence that marks ecclesial life in many ways. To take into account multilingualism and cultural diversity, around 110 missions or chaplaincies provide pastoral assistance to these faithful. Every year about 21,000 religious services are celebrated in over […]

Venezuelan families are welcomed in the Casa Madre Assunta

Vila Prudente – Sao Paulo It was 124 years have passed since the arrival of Mother Assunta Marchetti, from Italy to Brazil, in this space, today called Casa Madre Assunta, a blessed house, by the Mother of the orphans and the abandoned, and by many other people of God , home for the immigrant children […]

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: ‘It is not just about migrants’

“It is not just about migrants”. This  is  the theme for  the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, to be celebrated on Sunday, 29 September 2019. The theme was announced on Sunday by the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. As Fr. Michael Czerny SJ, Under-Secretary of the Section, […]

Pope: Be free from fear of migrants and refugees

Do not be afraid. In his homily, the Pope focused on the readings chosen for the celebration, which he summed up in a single sentence: “Do not be afraid”. Pope Francis used the image of the Israelites at the Red Sea, in the Book of Exodus, to illustrate how we are “called to look beyond the […]

Message on the Feast of St. Charles Borromeo, Patron of the Congregation

Just like St. Charles, wall are called by grace to follow Jesus Christ in this singular and necessary form of fruitfulness, which “generates Christ” in ourselves and in the migrants and refugees we encounter on our journey as disciples and missionaries.