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Christmas lunch with the poor in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere

Christmas lunch with the poor in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere

Set another place at the Christmas table for someone in need

11/12/2017 17:00

Kicking off its annual campaign to offer Christmas lunch to the poor, to the homeless, to families in difficulty, the Rome-based Community of Sant’Egidio is asking for contributions in order to be able to offer a tangible sign of closeness and care to our brothers and sisters in need.

 

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Batholomew throw wreaths into the sea in memory of those who died crossing the Mediterranean

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Batholomew throw wreaths into the sea in memory of those who died crossing the Mediterranean

To die of hope: Prayer vigil for those who die during journey of hope

22/06/2017 15:47

'To die of hope' is a prayer vigil led by the community of Saint Egidio together with other faith-based organizations and groups who care for refugees and forced migrants to remember the tens of thousands of people who have died trying to reach Europe in hope of safety and a future. 

Basilica of St. Bartholomew on the Tiberian Island in Rome

Basilica of St. Bartholomew on the Tiberian Island in Rome

Pope Francis to celebrate Liturgy of Word for 'New Martyrs'

12/04/2017 13:17

Pope Francis will celebrate a special Liturgy of the Word in memory of the "New Martyrs" of the 20th and 21st centuries on Saturday, 22 April, an event organized by the Sant'Egidio Community

 

Candle in remembrance of twin attack in Egypt

A man holds a canlde to remember the recent church attacks in Egypt

Coptic church bombing victims to be honored at prayer vigil

11/04/2017 12:09

The Community of Sant’Egidio will hold their annual ecumenical prayer vigil on Tuesday, remembering especially the Coptic Christian martyrs and all those who are persecuted and killed for their faith.

 

Some of the washing machines at new laundry for the poor in Rome

Some of the washing machines at new laundry for the poor in Rome

Pope Francis’ Laundry for the poor opens in Rome

10/04/2017 15:52

The first washing machines and tumble dryers for the homeless in Rome whirred into action on Monday as ‘Pope Francis’ Laundry’ opened its doors to provide a much needed service.

 

Pope Francis welcomes a group of Syrian refugees that flew with him from the Greek island of Lesbos

Pope Francis welcomes a group of Syrian refugees that flew with him from the Greek island of Lesbos

The Vatican welcomes new refugee families from Syria

03/04/2017 15:19

Three new Syrian families have found shelter and welcome in the Vatican as part of an ongoing effort to provide the means and the tools for integration and a new life of hope for those fleeing conflict and persecution.