Call to the International Community to Support Policies that Promote Nonviolent Approaches to Sustaining Peace

For the first time since the end of the Cold War, violence and violent conflict have increased1 due to inter- and intrastate tensions. According to the World Health Organisation, 1.4 million people lose their lives to violence2 each year and 2 billion people are living in countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence.3 Unless significant change takes place, these numbers will grow, with long-lasting consequences for the globe and all its people, Continue reading

An ecumenical message from a meeting in Bogotá: “Let Mutual Love Continue”

Global Christian Forum Third Global Gathering Bogotá, 24-27 April 2018 “Let Mutual Love Continue” Greetings to all who call on the name of Jesus Christ as Lord and to all people throughout the world! The third international gathering of the Global Christian Forum met in Bogotá, Colombia, from 24 – 27 April, 2018. We express our thanks to our Colombian hosts who have so graciously received us. We rejoice and give thanks that 251 participants from the Eastern and Oriental Continue reading

Easter Letter of the OFM Minister General, 2018

Dear brothers, May the presence of the Risen Lord bring you joy!

This year the Order holds its Plenary Council in Nairobi, and at the heart of this meeting will be the theme of listening. In order for us to have a creative understanding of what the Word of the Lord is saying to us in daily events and in our lives as friars, active listening is essential. I thought that my letter should be written in that spirit, and that the limitless springs of the Word could provide us Continue reading

Fr Bruno Cadore, “Dominicans must promote conversations with the new knowledge and technologies”

The editorial team of the annual magazine (Veritas) of the student brothers of the Province of India sat down with fr. Bruno Cadore, the Master of the Order for a conversation during his last visitation to the Province. We were touched by his genuine interest in listening and sharing his thoughts on various issues even though he had a busy schedule. Here is the transcript of this conversation with our Master General. Continue reading

Final message from the 18th General Assembly of UCESM

“WIDEN THE SPACE OF YOUR TENT” (Is 54:2) Final message from the 18th General Assembly of UCESM Snagov (RO), 5-10 March 2018

During these days we have had the opportunity to experience our unity through diversity. Gathered together as the religious of Europe, we have heard the call of God and the Church, to go out towards the people in need. Continue reading

The service of joy: promoting communion and collaboration

On January 25, 2018, Fr David Kinnear Glenday MCCJ, secretary general of the Union of Superiors General, addressed the General Assembly of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate of the Pallottine Family. The text that follows is a transcription of his remarks.

This event of your General Assembly is a moment above all for getting to the essentials. Our prayer and our desire is that the Lord will lead us to what is essential, Continue reading

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for The Thirty-Third World Youth Day 2018

“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God” (Lk 1:30)

Dear young people,

World Youth Day 2018 represents another step in preparation for the international WYD due to take place in Panama in January 2019.  This new stage of our pilgrimage falls in the same year that the Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops  Continue reading