The beauty of being a Christian and the joy of communicating it

The Encounter of Pope Benedict XVI with Ecclesial Movements and New Communities Pentecost 2006 will enter the history of ecclesial movements and new communities as a new milestone on their path of life and of service to the Church. On 3 June 2006, vigil of the solemnity, Pope... Read more

Homily of the Holy Father at First Vespers

Dear Brothers and Sisters, You have come to St Peter's Square this evening in really large numbers to take part in the Pentecost Vigil. I warmly thank you. You belong to different peoples and... Read more

Message from the Holy Father to participants

Dear Brothers and Sisters, While we look forward to the Meeting with the members of more than 100 Ecclesial Movements and New Communities, scheduled for Saturday, 3 June, in St Peter's Square, I am... Read more

A message from participants to the Pope

Your Holiness, On behalf of over a hundred ecclesial movements and new commu-nities we have participated in the Second World Congress inRocca di Papa from 31 May to 2 June, in preparation for the... Read more

Summary of the Congress

In the days leading up to the Pentecost Vigil in Saint Peter’s Square, we held the Second World Congress of ecclesial movements and new communities in Rocca di Papa near Rome from 31 May to 2 June... Read more

Proceedings of the event

  "This volume contains the texts of the various interventions and meditations that accompanied the celebration of Vespers on the vigil of Pentecost, presided over by the Supreme Pontiff in St. Peter's Square on 3 June 2006 in the presence of over a hundred ecclesial... Read more

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