“Only families can give the world the healing light and love it needs”

ACF Website Maria Voce

Just recently, the Focolare Movement celebrated its 50th anniversary as well as the death anniversary of their founder Chiara Lubich.

Speaking to the Italian press, Maria Voce, president of the Focolare Movement said, “Only families renewed from within, despite being weak and imperfect, can give the world the healing light and love it needs, so that society can find genuine models to follow.” She added that the initiatives taken by families to help one another helps foster a responsible and constructive society.

At the end of his Wednesday General Audience on 15 March, Pope Francis took time to addressed the Focolare Movement with words of encouragement in honour of their anniversary. “I am happy to welcome the participants of the conference organised by the Focolare Movement,” said the Holy Father. He then urged them to bear witness to the beauty of new families, guided by the peace and love of Christ.

“I am happy to welcome the participants of the conference organised by the Focolare Movement,” said the Holy Father. He then urged them to bear witness to the beauty of new families, guided by the peace and love of Christ.