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02 April 2022

UMSI, education to peace 

Education for peace, interculturality and interreligious dialogue. An online meeting will be held April 28, promoted by the Union of Major Superiors of Italy (UMSI) with the National Office for the Italian Bishops’ Conference for Pastoral Care of the Family. The meeting is part of the seminar Family and Education that accompanies the preparation for the World Meeting of Families, in Rome from June 22 to 26. The meeting will be led by Sister Francesca Barbanera, FMA, Director General of VIDES, moderated by Sister Daniela Del Gaudio, Sfi, theologian.

The beatification of Armida Barelli

On April 30, Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, representing Pope Francis, presided in the cathedral of Milan at the rite of beatification of the Venerable Armida Barelli (1882-1952), at the conclusion of a process that began in 1970.

Armida Barelli, a militant Catholic laywoman, was co-founder with Father Agostino Gemelli of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart; she gave life to the secular Institute of the Missionaries of the Kingship of Christ and above all to the Gioventù Femminile Cattolica Italiana [Italian Catholic Women’s Youth].

Edited by Valeria Pendenza