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Every month the New City Press through the New City Magazine brings you news from a unique perspective: UNITY, and informs you about the contribution of the Focolare Movement to the realization of a united world.

THIS MONTH'S ISSUE - April-May 2014...


“If there is something that we will remember about this Pope, is that he will be known as the Pope of Mercy.” -John Allen
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April 2014

“I give you a new commandment: love one another; just as I have loved you, you also must love one another.” (John 13:34)
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Is there a natural law valid for everybody, even for those who do not believe in God?

I had wanted to have a child so much because I thought this would mean cementing the union with my husband more firmly. Instead, we are now more distant from one another and have no time together as a couple. Our days pass by so quickly…




  Focolare president focuses on EG, 98-101 of the Apostolic Exhortation the Evangelii Gaudium, underscoring the witness of communion and joy experienced in a community
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Panama had the privilege to host the 2013 World Media Congress of the Swiss based International Christian Organisation of the Media (ICOM) last September 28 to October 6, 2013. The next ICOM World Media Congress will be held in the Philippines in 2016…
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At the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome Italy, a group of witnesses from different religions came together following a path of dialogue traced out by Chiara Lubich. They also had a private audience with Pope Francis.
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Maria Voce, the Focolare Movement’s president, goes on to explain one of the key points of the spirituality of unity: Christian love that becomes reciprocal.
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An assistant manager tries to balance innovation and relationships in his company by prioritizing the human person
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A true story of a woman who decided to save her marriage by anchoring herself to her Christian roots and practicing the New Commandment, by loving as Christ had loved, especially in her preference for Christ on the cross.
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Ang Abba School ay isang pagpapahayag ng Kilusang Focolare. Kaya’t si Chiara Lubich ay nagbigay-diin na ang nararapat na katangian nito’y ang buhay-pagkakaisa.
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A conversation with a teacher who tries to live
as a witness of the Gospel of love and unity

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Gospel, Family and Society

Love for country and the commitment to make it a better place. The experience of Lidia and Loris from Crotone, Italy.
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Fortaleza (Brazil): Charisms in communion

The CEU (Condominio Espiritual Uirapura) is a unique experience: 22 communities born from both old and new charisms live together. Maria Voce and Giancarlo Faletti went to see them.
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The Philippines:
the faith of the littlest ones

From Tacloban,among the cities most affected by the violent typhoon Haiyan, the strength to support the survivors reaches us through the voices of the littlest ones. The faith in prayer in the family.
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Loving & Serving in Japan

Mutual love in a family becomes the driving force behind constructive relations of service with an ecumenical dimension.
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Algeria, Muslim and Christian young people together

The story of a group of young Muslims of the Focolare community in a north African country. The discovery of the power of love that goes beyond every difference.
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Christmas on the street,
in Santiago, Chile

The experience of the Youth for a United World, in teamwork with the community of the Focolare of the area, for a profound sharing with those who suffer the most.
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The Adventure of Unity: The Beginnings

December 7th marked the 70th anniversary of the birth of the Focolare Movement - of the "adventure of unity" - as Chiara Lubich herself defined it. This episode is the first in a series of articles which we will be publishing to recount the story of the beginnings of the Movement in Trent, during the Second World War.
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Philippine Emergency

Typhoon Haiyan. News arrives from people on the ground. A chain of solidarity in the midst of tragedy and uncertainty of finding loved ones alive.
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Aldo Stedile (Fons) has left us

Fons was among the first to follow the way of Chiara Lubich at the beginnings of the Focolare Movement in Trent. His funeral will be held on 2nd October, at 3.00pm, at the Mariapolis Centre in Castelgandolfo.
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Nobel Peace Prize recipient adheres
to United World Project

On September 21, 2013 in Rome, Italy, Youth for a United World meet 1987 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and ex-president of Costa Rica, Óscar Arias Sánchez who adheres to the United World Project.
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Jordan. The Focolare and interreligious dialogue

In Amman Maria Voce to a group of institutional representatives, speaks of the contribution of the Focolare Movement to interreligious dialogue
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“Learning Fraternity”: at the heart of education

An international conference-workshop on education aims to offer new formative ways in a changing society, at a moment when the world lives anxiously the aggravating situation of the Middle East crisis.Castel Gandolfo
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Pope Francis to the young people in Rio:
“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”

At the end of all the noise in Rio, impressions and proposals of some young people from the Focolare, and of Maria Teresa and Ruggero Badano, parents of Chiara Luce, one of the official intercessors of WYD.
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WYD Rio. Holiness dressed in jeans

On the day when Pope Francis visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, he also went to St. Francis Hospital especially where he visited young people who are recovering from drug addiction. A few thousand young people attended the show on the life of Chiara Luce who is one of the official intercessors of the WYD.
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Trent, City Of Peace

An initiative involving school classes in Chiara Lubich's hometown, in north Italy: peace building through simple daily "acts of love
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