Diego Fares SJ

Member of the editorial board of La Civiltà Cattolica


Ten years after the Fifth General Conference of the Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAM) that took place in Aparecida, Brazil, between May 11 and May 31, 2007, it is worth reflecting on the impact the gathering has had on the life of both the South American continent and the universal Church. The… Read the full article


Pope Francis visited Fatima on the exact date of the centenary anniversary of the Virgin’s apparitions, May 12-13. The pope canonized two of the three shepherds, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, who in 1917 lived this experience. Occurring between the pope’s trip to Egypt and the meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Vatican, this… Read the full article


In a private meeting with Polish Jesuits in Krakow, Pope Francis said: “the Church needs to grow in discernment; in her capacity to discern.”1  He emphasized the importance of priestly formation and exhorted the Jesuits to work together with seminarians, especially by “giving them what we ourselves received from Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises: the wisdom of… Read the full article


In his opening address to the 68th General Assembly of the Italian Episcopal Conference in May 2015, Pope Francis asked the bishops not to be “pilots” but real “pastors.”1 On many occasions the pontiff has appealed to bishops to be “bishops who are pastors, not princes,” making references to images he had already used when… Read the full article

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