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Margaret Karram, the third president to lead the Focolare Movement, was among several members of ecclesial movements who were appointed to the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life by Pope Francis on Nov. 25, 2023.

Pope adds married couples, Church movement reps to Vatican’s laity and family office

Nov 25, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

The Vatican announced the pope’s picks to the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life on Nov. 25. Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Focolare Movement Feb. 6, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis calls Focolare Movement to 'dynamic fidelity' after election of new president

Feb 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged the Focolare Movement to have “dynamic fidelity” as the third president of the international Catholic... Read more

Margaret Karram, the third president to lead the Focolare Movement. Credit: CSC Audiovisivi.

Focolare Movement elects Holy Land Catholic as new president

Feb 2, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Focolare Movement has elected Margaret Karram as the new president of the international Catholic organization.  Read more

Focolara Movement logo.

Focolare Movement will review handling of abuse allegations

Oct 27, 2020

The Focolare Movement will initiate an independent review of the group’s handling of sexual abuse allegations.  Read more

Pope Francis in Loppiano May 10, 2018.

Pope tells lay movements to be bold, persevere in living the Gospel

May 10, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis Thursday paid a visit to two small Catholic communities in central Italy dedicated to living solidarity and promoting... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square June 7, 2017.

Two new day-trips in Italy added to Pope’s schedule

Feb 2, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has added two day-trips in Italy to his schedule for spring 2018, including... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience April 16, 2014.

Pope Francis explains why your money won't save you

Feb 4, 2017

Pope Francis warned of the “hidden victims” of capitalism, the idolatry of money and false philanthropy, telling a Saturday gathering... Read more

Pilgrims from a Cameroon chiefdom at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 21, 2016.

How Catholics brought women's equality to a Cameroon clan

Sep 21, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

A region of Cameroon that traditionally believed women to have no value now sees them as equal to men, thanks... Read more

Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement.

Beatification cause opened for founder of Focolare movement

Jan 24, 2015

Bishop Rafaello Martinelli of Frascati, Italy, has announced that the beatification cause will be opened for the founder of the... Read more

Pope Francis.

Visible unity of Christians, a need for a troubled world, says Pope

Nov 11, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

To act and speak as brothers, despite different confessions, in order to respond to current issue: this is the mission... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a General Audience address, April 23, 2014.

Francis gives Focolare three words, as the movement is renewed

Sep 30, 2014

In his first meeting as Pope with the Focolare movement, Pope Francis on Friday encouraged them in their effort for... Read more

Thai families share in the Gospel experience with the Focolare movement in Chiang Mai, July 26-27, 2014.

Thai families gather for fellowship, discussion of challenges

Aug 19, 2014

In preparation for the upcoming synod on the family, more than 50 Thai faithful came together last month for a... Read more