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PRESS RELEASE On April 19th, appointment with “The Thursday of the Leoniano” At 6:30 pm, appointment with the meditation of S.E. Mons. Rino Fisichella

Pope Francis, in the meeting with journalists a few days after his election, about the choice of his name, said “ How I would like a church that is poor and for the poor!”. With this spirit, “to walk towards a Church poor and for the poor”, in full harmony with the Vincentian Charism – of which the Worldwide Vincentian Family celebrated the 400th anniversary of its foundation –, the Leonean Apostolic College in Rome organizes “The Leonean Thursday “, A series of meetings, from January to May, open to all, promoted by the Vincentian Family.

On 11 January the cycle of meetings began with the biblical scholar, Prof. Rosanna Virgili, who spoke on the sentence taken from the First Letter of St. John the Apostle: “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” (1 Jn 3:18).

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PRESS RELEASE The message about Syria from the Vincentian International Network for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (VIN-JPIC)

Five years ago, the leaders of the United Nations’ humanitarian organizations made an urgent appeal to all those who could put an end to the conflict in Syria and asked them to enact all possible efforts to save the Syrian people. “Enough is enough,” they said, of so much suffering and bloodshed. That was five years ago. Today, the bloodshed continues. And the suffering is further aggravated by the possible international escalation of armed conflict.

From its office at the United Nations, the Vincentian International Network for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (VIN-JPIC) joins in deep solidarity with the call that Pope Francis sent out today: “While I continue to pray unceasingly for peace, and invite all people of good will to do the same, I renew my appeal to all those with political responsibilities to ensure that justice and peace prevail … nothing can justify the instruments of extermination against the population … I ask that policy makers and the military choose the other path, that of negotiation, the only one that can lead to peace and not to death and destruction.”

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PRESS RELEASE :On March 8, appointment with “The Thursday of the Leoniano”

Pope Francis, in the meeting with journalists a few days after his election, about the choice of his name, said “ How I would like a church that is poor and for the poor!”. With this spirit, “to walk towards a Church poor and for the poor”, in full harmony with the Vincentian Charism – of which the Worldwide Vincentian Family celebrated the 400th anniversary of its foundation –, the Leonean Apostolic College in Rome organizes “The Leonean Thursday “, A series of meetings, from January to May, open to all, promoted by the Vincentian Family.

On 11 January the cycle of meetings began with the biblical scholar, Prof. Rosanna Virgili, who spoke on the sentence taken from the First Letter of St. John the Apostle: “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” (1 Jn 3:18).

In February, at the beginning of Lent, the meeting had as its theme “The vocation to follow poor Jesus” and was held by bishop Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical Institute John Paul II.

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PRESS RELEASE – Today is the 2nd meeting of “Thursdays at the Leonian”

Pope Francis, during a meeting with journalists a few days after his election, commenting on the election of his name, said the following: “How I would like a poor Church and for the poor!”. In this spirit, “walking towards a poor Church and for the poor”, in full harmony with the Vincentian Charism, the 400th of which the Vincentian Worldwide Family has just celebrated, the Leonian Apostolic College in Rome organized “Thursdays at the Leonian”, a cycle of meetings, from January to May, open to all, sponsored by the Vincentian Family.

On January 11 the cycle of meetings began with Professor Rosanna Virgili, biblicalist, who spoke about a sentence taken from the First Letter of Saint John: ” My Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth” (1 Jn 3:18).

On February 15, at the beginning of Lent, the theme of the meeting will be: “The Vocation to Follow Jesus Poor,” which will be presented by Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Great Chancellor of the Pontifical Institute John Paul II.

The following month, on March 8, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi will comment on a phrase from Psalm 33 (34): “When the poor cry, the Lord hears it.”

At the time of Easter, Bishop Monsignor Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, to whom the Pope entrusted the pastoral care of Shrines, will offer on April 19 a meditation on the sentence of Saint John Chrysostom: “If you want to honor the body of God, do not despise him when he is naked.”

On May 3, closing the cycle of meetings, Mr. Luigino Bruni, editor of Avvenire and professor of LUMSA, will address the theme: “The Our Father: the prayer of the poor.”

The meetings will be held at 6.30 pm, at the Leonian Apostolic College, on via Pompeo Magno 21. For more information, contact:

Father Valerio, tel. 06/328021 – email: padrevaleriocm@gmail.com.

More information:

Elena Grazini
Communication
338 190 24 36
elena@elenagrazini.it

 

PRESS RELEASE – Elena Grazini responsible for the press office of the Vincentian Family

Beginning on 1 February, 2018, the Italian, Elena Grazini, will be responsible for the press office of the Vincentian Family.

Elena Grazini, a journalist with a multi-year specialization in the management of press offices and, in particular, those in the ecclesial field, will be responsible for the press office and public relations of the Vincentian Family throughout the world.

“I am very grateful to the Executive Committee of the Vincentian Family for giving me the opportunity to put my professional services to use for the international Vincentian organizations.” – says Elena Grazini – “I will make my own the great commitment of the “globalization of charity” through my role in communications. I would like to be a “window on the world” for the Vincentians. This is why I ask all the members of the Vincentian Family to commit with me to this journey that we will make together.”

For info:

Elena Grazini

+39 338 190 24 36

elena@elenagrazini.it

press@famvin.org

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PRESS RELEASE – The Vincentians at the UN on the 29th and the 31st of January 2018

In the framework of the fifty-sixth session of the Commission for Social Development, entitled “Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”, which will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 29 January to 7 February 2018, the Vincentians will have a word to say:

On Monday, 29 January 2018 (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm), Mr. Mark McGreevy OBE, Group Chief Executive of DePaul International and the founder of the Institute of Global Homelessness (IGH), will participate in a High‐level panel discussion on the priority theme “Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”.

The Keynote speaker will be H.E. Mr. Juan Somavia, Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Chile, and former Special Adviser to the Secretary‐General on Interregional Policy Cooperation, former President of ECOSOC, and former Director‐General of the International Labor Organization (ILO).

On Wednesday, 31 January 2018 (1:15 pm – 2:30 pm), as a side event, the Vincentian Family at the United Nations, in Collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN, will present a panel entitled “A Systemic Approach to Eliminating Homelessness

The keynote Speaker will be Mark McGreevy, CEO FamVin Homelessness Alliance.

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