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Pope Francis attends the concluding ceremony of the Prayer for Peace Meeting organized by the Sant’Egidio Community at Rome’s Colosseum, Oct. 7, 2021.

Pope Francis: All religious traditions must resist ‘temptation to fundamentalism’

Oct 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He was speaking at an interreligious gathering in front of the Colosseum. Read more

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) headquarters in Washington, DC.

USAID gives $900,000 to feed the hungry in Italy amid pandemic

Dec 4, 2020

The United States’ international aid agency has given a $900,000 grant to a Catholic group to provide food to people... Read more

The outskirts of the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Cardinal: Europe should be ‘ashamed’ after refugee camp fire

Sep 10, 2020

A cardinal said Wednesday that Europe should be “ashamed” after a fire devastated the continent’s largest refugee camp, leaving 13,000... Read more

Refugees are welcomed to Rome by Andrea Riccardi, founder of the Community of Sant'Egidio.

Catholic community welcomes its first refugees to Rome after lockdown

Jul 16, 2020

By Courtney Mares

A Catholic community welcomed Thursday the first refugees to arrive in Rome via a humanitarian corridor through the island of... Read more

Sant'Egidio prayer memorial in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere Feb. 2, 2020. Photo courtesy of Sant'Egidio.

Homeless gather in Roman basilica to pray for those who died on the streets

Feb 3, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Hundreds of homeless people and volunteers prayed together in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere Sunday to honor those... Read more

Pope Francis with a group of disabled children, led by Unitalsi Lazio in Santa Martha on May 29, 2015.

Pope Francis: Our fearful world needs audacious love

Mar 11, 2018

In a world that has grown afraid, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of mercy and love, praising the work... Read more

The new laundromat organized by the papal charities office and the Community of Sant'Egidio.

'Pope Francis laundry' service opens for homeless in Rome

Apr 10, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Monday the latest Pope Francis-inspired initiative for the poor opened up in Rome – a new laundromat, with washing,... Read more

Aleppo in a time of peace -- a view from the Citadel, Oct. 1, 2009.

#savealeppo – International movement urges a ceasefire in the Syrian city

Nov 19, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

As the battle over Syria's largest city has raged for more than two years, the Community of Sant'Egidio on Tuesday... Read more