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Father Giandomenico Mucci, an emeritus writer of our magazine, died in Rome on November 23, 2020. He was born in Benevento on December 2, 1938, and having completed high school, went to university to study chemistry, before entering the Society of Jesus on September 4, 1958. After completing the usual training as a Jesuit, he… Read the full article

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For decades now the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been in the news and on our minds. It is certainly not the most harrowing conflict that humanity has known since the end of the Second World War, nor is it the most deadly or atrocious. Nevertheless, countless pages of geopolitical reflection and narrative have been written about… Read the full article

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Nuraghes S’Arena is a 2017 short film, conceived, written and directed by Mauro Aragoni. It stars the Italian rapper Salmo. To enjoy the ancient and wild environment of Sardinia and its nuraghes (ancient stone structures) this film is a fine place to start as it portrays the Nuragic civilization on the big screen for the… Read the full article

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In Belarus, a revolution has been underway for over three months. It is a peaceful, popular protest led by three courageous women linked to people who before the presidential elections were either imprisoned by the police or forced into exile. The “White-Red Revolution,” as it has been described, began immediately after President Alexander Lukashenko, who… Read the full article

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In 1965, during the celebrations for the seventh centenary of Dante’s birth, our magazine published two articles aimed at dispelling a popular misconception among Italians about the attitude of the Jesuits toward the Divine Comedy.[1] This misconception arose thanks to a critique of the poem by a famous 18th-century Jesuit scholar and literary critic, Saverio… Read the full article

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When thinking of the Middle Ages, many will hold that the essence of asceticism was rejection of the world and complete condemnation of life lived in the world. This judgment is sometimes found in history books, but it is not entirely true. Suffice it to look at the few remaining letters of St. Francis of… Read the full article

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Fr. Bartolomeo Sorge – a former director of our magazine – died in Gallarate on the morning of November 2, 2020, having turned 91 a few days earlier. Born on October 25, 1929, on the Island of Elba (Rio Marina), where his father was on military duty, he always proudly remembered his Sicilian roots on… Read the full article

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At the end of the Angelus on Sunday, October 25, Pope Francis announced to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square that he would create 13 new cardinals during the Consistory on November 28. The new cardinals are: Bishop Mario Grech, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops; Bishop Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation… Read the full article

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