Friday 28 April 2017

Genoa, Italy - A special elder, a peace teacher ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Annamaria Repetto, younger sister of Fr. Repetto, Genoese priest who during the Second World War saved many Jews risking his own live, visited the CEP School of Peace.
She talked  to children and some young refugees about her childhood experience during the war: a lot of fear, but also the search for normality, even in a dark time. 

Thanks Annamaria! Thank you for being a special teacher, a peace teacher!

Thursday 27 April 2017

Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo - A footbal match, back to hope ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Soccer balls brought as a gift, in order to return simple teenagers, to a juvenile prison in Congo .... 

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Lviv, Ukraine - A friendship conquering hunger ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Sandwiches are prepared for the distribution of the evening meal to the homeless living in the capital of western Ukraine. Friendship becomes concreteness. 

Friday 21 April 2017

Rome, Italy - Looking forward the visit of Pope Francis to the Basilica of St. Bartholomew ...

Sant'Egidio prepares to welcome Pope Francis joyfully, tomorrow, April 22th, in the Basilica of Saint Bartholomew, entrusted to the Community and dedicated to the memory of 20th and 21st centuries martyrs.
Pope Francis, after the homily, will pay a tribute to the six chapels where are kept the relics of several faith witnesses, killed by Nazism and Communism, or, in recent years, in Europe, Americas, Asia and Africa.
In this last chapel, the Bible of Floribert Bwana Chui (pictured below during a Easter congress), member of the Community, civil servant at the Congolese border, killed for having refused to be bribed and allow the passage of tons of rotten rice. 

Friday 7 April 2017

Cuneo, Italy - An olive branch, symbol of peace, to live an encounter with the people ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
In a time of war the olive branch is a sign of peace. Distributing it to passers-by, to those in need, to anyone, as these children are going to do next Sunday, memorial day of Jesus' entrance in Jerusalem and in every city, will be a way to keep alive the hope that another world is possible. 

Thursday 6 April 2017

Rieti, Italy - Towards Easter, even in prison ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
A visit to the prison of Rieti, for a testimony of friendship and solidarity. Because the Lord is about to enter his city, Jerusalem, in every city and in every environment. 

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Mönchengladbach, Germany - Youngest and oldest ones, a win-win strategy ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Elderly and young people play bingo together in a German hospice. While getting closer both generations win, both bingo! 

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Naples, Italy - Little scientists are growing up ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the Schools of Peace. 

(Here in visit at Federico II University)

Monday 3 April 2017

London, United Kingdom - "Prayer conquers evil. Prayer brings peace" (pope Francis)

The Community of Sant'Egidio and prayer.
Here together, in the British capital city, invoking peace, calling for the end of every kind of violence, after the terrorist attack on Parliament.