First anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s departure for heaven

First anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s departure for heaven
It will be commemorated through different initiatives worldwide.

In Rome a Mass will be celebrated in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major, presided by Card. Paul Poupard, at 11.00.

In the afternoon, at the Mariapolis Centre of Castelgandolfo, a cultural and artistic program will be held entitled: "With Chiara," recalling unpublished moments of her life, from her first to her last days.

Among the witnesses will be: Sergio Zavoli and, in video, Card. Stanislaw Dziwis, Emmaus Voce, current president of the Focolare Movement, a few of Chiara’s first companions and other leading personalities who had the chance to know her.

On this website we will transmit the live program via internet, in Italian and English, starting from 16.00 local time.

Sunday, 15 March, Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, will give a commemorative speech at 16.00 after vespers celebrated in the Church of the Panaghia at Belgrad Kapi in Istanbul.

On 15 March a Mass will be said at the Sanctuary of "Mary Theotokos" in the little town of Loppiano (Florence), at 11.00, presided by Bishop Luciano Giovannetti, bishop of Fiesole. It will be aired live on RAI UNO.

The Italian Parliament will remember Chiara Lubich on Monday, 16 March with a seminar entitled “A governance for the crisis. A politics of universal brotherhood.” It will be held in the Hall called Sala delle Colonne of the Chamber of Deputies at 14.00 – 17.00, with parliamentarians and politicians from different nations present.


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