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Cardinal Capovilla is a great person in the history of the Council

Telegram  to Don Loris Capovilla     Sotto Il Monte-Bergamo

Dear Father Loris,

For your  one hundred years I communicate the warm friendship and deep affection of the international movement We Are Church and of the movement Noi Siamo Chiesa  Thank you for all you did for the Church in the spirit of the Gospel and of the Council especially  collaborating with Pope John

A fraternal embrace 

Vittorio Bellavite (National Spokeperson  of  Noi Siamo Chiesa)

Rome, 14 october 2015

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Telegramma a  Don Loris Capovilla    Sottoilmonte-Bergamo

Caro don Loris per i suoi cento anni le comunico la viva amicizia e il profondo affetto del movimento internazionale We Are Church e del movimento Noi Siamo Chiesa La ringraziamo per tutto quello che ha fatto per la Chiesa nello spirito del Vangelo e del Concilio in particolare collaborando con papa Giovanni Un abbraccio fraterno Vittorio Bellavite coordinatore nazionale di Noi Siamo Chiesa

Roma, 14 ottobre 2015


The 14th general assembly of the Synod of Bishops opens in Rome Oct. 4. It will bring together some 300 cardinals and bishops, along with a few dozen lay and religious advisers and consultors to discuss pressing issues around family life.

The synod -- its official theme is "The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World" -- runs until Oct. 25 and is the culmination of more than two years of preparation that included among the widest consultations the Vatican has ever undertaken.

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Limerick, 16.04.2015. “With the resignation of Pope Benedict we are at the end of an era, and this is our best chance to renew the church for a long time“, Father Tony Flannery of the Irish Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) said during an international conference in Limerick that brought together over 30 Catholic priests and church citizens from Ireland, Austria, Australia, Germany, India, Italy, Slovakia, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.. The four-day meeting was hosted by the ACP.

“The election of Pope Francis has begun a new era in Catholicism”, Father Flannery added. The meeting called on the Bishops of their respective countries courageously and publicly to support the vision and the programme of Francis for the Church. A key issue will be to devolve authority away from the Vatican to local churches. Connected to this is the need to enhance the authority of the local church, especially parishes.

At this year's IMWAC-Council meeting member groups confirmed their support for Pope Francis’ goals for reformation in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council and encouraged the bishops to increase their backing.

Key issues were the Family Synod and Council 50 meeting in Rome November 2015.

The delegates decided on three priorities that IMWAC believes should be adopted by the Family Synod:

  • An open and sensitive handling of those who have remarried, and Catholics in families that don´t follow the narrow standards of the Roman Catholic teaching.
  • Respectful and non-discriminatory acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people,
  • A fundamentally new understanding of sexuality and major events in human life to guide the development of the Church's moral teaching and pastoral practice. 

A reflection by Luis Gutierez


El canon 1024 oscurece la misericordia divina, no es un dogma de fe
Canone 1024 oscura misericordia divina, non è un dogma della fede
Canon 1024 obscures divine mercy, is not a dogma of the faith
Canon 1024 obscurece a misericórdia divina, não é um dogma da fé
Canon 1024 obscurcit la miséricorde divine, ne est pas un dogme de la foi
Canon 1024 zaciemnia boskie milosierdzie, nie jest dogmatem wiary

Regina apostolorum, ora pro nobis

Pax Christi,