Wednesday 29 June 2016

Guéckédou, Rep. of Guinea - Mercy is not imprisoned ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts. 

The visit to the Guéckédou prison, where the detainees suffer, along with imprisonment, a particularly difficult nutritional and health situation.

Tuesday 28 June 2016

Rome, Italy - Together, secondary school students and elderly in a "family house" ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor. 

Students from two high schools in Rome, "Kennedy" and "De Amicis", make friends with the guests of a "family house" for the elderly.
A step of solidarity ... a sign of going over fences!

Monday 27 June 2016

Genoa, Italy - In memory of those who fell on the road of hope ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the prayer.

"To die for hope", the memory of those refugees and migrants who died while travelling to Europe ....

Friday 24 June 2016

Antwerp, Belgium - Breaking the fast, together ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace. 

The "iftar", the breaking of the fast after a day of Ramadan, along with the muslims of Antwerp, guests of the house of the Community of Sant'Egidio in town.
Because living together is possible. And it is already a reality, especially among younger people.

Thursday 23 June 2016

Goma, Dem. Rep. of Congo - Diocesan historical investigation on Floribert Bwana Chui

The Congregation of the Causes of Saints has announced its "nihil obstat" about the diocesan process on the martyrdom of Floribert Bwana Chui, killed in July 2007 for refusing to be bribed. 

And the Bishop of Goma has decreed the beginning of the historical investigation on life and death of "this servant of God".

Two more steps towards the official start of the cause of beatification.

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Bujumbura, Burundi - A strong attention to the African child ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts. 

The feast of the School of Peace in a Bujumbura area - Gikungu - where every day people suffer for the spread violence, on the Day of the African Child (established across the continent in memory of the bloody repression of the apartheid government against the Soweto students march in 1976).

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Bologna, Italy - With the poor on the road of life ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor. 

As every Tuesday preparing dinner for the homeless at Central Station ....

Monday 20 June 2016

Blantyre, Malawi - Prayer vigil for Elard Alumando

The memory of Elard Alumando at the Friendship House of the Community of Sant'Egidio in Blantyre. 

Today the prayer vigil continues in the Elard's house, in Namiwawa, where the body is exposed. Tomorrow the funeral will be at the Catholic Institute parish.

Friday 17 June 2016

Lahore, Pakistan - Prayer and a symphony of peace ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace. 

Delegation of community of St. Egidio Faisalabad participated Peace Prayer in Lahore peace center.

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Together, as a large family ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts. 

The meeting with the parents of children attending the Schools of Peace of the Ivorian capital.

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Lima, Peru - A visit that opens up new horizons ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.

The children of the Schools of Peace of Lima - Villa, Miraflores and Brena - visiting the local Museum of Contemporary Art. Art is for everyone, and enlarges heart and mind.

Monday 13 June 2016

Goma, Dem. Rep. of Congo - Remembering Elard Alumando ...

The Communityi of Sant'Egidio and the prayer. 

In every Sant'Egidio community in the world - like here in the picture in Goma - has been remembered Elard Alumando, died on June 10th in the hospital in Johannesburg where he had been hospitalized after a serious accident few months ago.
Member of the Presidential Council, Elard was among the first responsible people for the Community in Malawi. He, seen as a reference person for many in the country, dreamed of the redemption of a generation and a periphery through the action of Sant'Egidio, of DREAM and BRAVO programs, through the mercy and hope that flow from the Gospel.

Friday 10 June 2016

Rome, Italy - From the outskirts a message of integration ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace. 

A party integration: in the outskirts of Rome - as here in the picture in Tor Bella Monaca - living together is possible and everyone can take advantage of it.

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Pontianak, Indonesia - Something strong to grow up on ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts. 

The children of Pontaniak, in the great island of Borneo, are growing up at the school of peace, meeting and friendship. Education gives a strong center to those who will live in the globalized world.

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Faisalabad, Pakistan - When friendship is a cool breeze ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor. 

In the suffocating heat of these days in Punjab (47 degrees C° at noon!) to visit the elderly living alone is a breath of fresh air ....

Monday 6 June 2016

Quelimane, Mozambique - Prayer for the great gift of peace ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the prayer. 

Prayer for peace in Mozambique (a peace unfortunately now in jeopardy) and in the world. With the elderly and the sick of Quelimane DREAM center (north of the country).

Friday 3 June 2016

Kiev, Ukraine - Friendship with the elders in the hospices ...

... working also so that every elderly can remain at home.
In Ukraine a feeling of sensation and pain aroused for the death of several elderly burnt in a nursing home near the capital city.
The Community of Sant'Egidio in Kiev, that has been visiting for years an elderly house in the city, gathered the elders to pray for the victims. At the same time, in that institution as well in the society, it continues to raise awareness in favor of the possibility for someone who is older and even partially handicapped to stay in his/her own home instead of going to a hospice.
With this aim Sant'Egidio is spreading the "Letter of Maria", a Roman woman one, asking aloud the elderly is given possibility to remain at home along their last years.

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Douala, Cameroon - A caravan of mercy with Sant'Egidio ...

Children, youth, elderly, friends of the Community of Sant'Egidio marched in a caravan of mercy and peace on the streets of downtown Douala, towards the Holy Door of the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul's. 

At the passage of the Holy Door prayers were risen, focused on the works of mercy, for the protection of the very young and the elderly, against violence and lynchings, for the healing of the sick.