Press Release by the
Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Debate “Fighting corruption and the Mafia with culture”
Friday, June 22, 2018, Archiepiscopal Palace, Monreale (Palermo)
On Friday, June 22, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is hosting a debate entitled: “Fighting corruption and the Mafia with culture”.
The meeting, which will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Archiepiscopal Palace of Monreale (Palermo), was organized in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Monreale, the Office for Pastoral and Social Works of the Archdiocese and the Association of Lawyers of Palermo, with the participation of: Msgr. Michele Pennisi, Archbishop of Monreale; Giuseppe Pignatone, Attorney General of Rome: Hon. Claudio Fava, President of the Commission against Mafia in Sicily; Atty. Francesco Greco, President of the Association of Lawyers of Palermo, and Vittorio V. Alberti, Official of the Dicastery and author of the book “Pane Sporco”, which will be presented during the debate. During the debate there will a screening of a video message against corruption by Pope Francis, as well as the presentation of the letters of the Sicilian Bishops published for the 25th Anniversary of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Agrigento.
The initiative in Monreale is part of a journey that the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development began in June 2017, when – during a conference in the Vatican – the International Consultation Group for justice, corruption, organized crime and mafias was established, in an attempt to promote a constant contact on such issues with civil society, the academic world, businesses and the press, and also local institutions and local dioceses.
The program included a meeting on last 28 April at the Diocese of Locri and on 17 May there was a visit to the Vatican Museums with the students of the Attilio Romanò Institute of Scampia, Secondigliano and Miano and of the Centro Hurtado di Scampia. On 1 June a meeting with the participation of the General Secretary of the CEI, Msgr. Nunzio Galantino and the Bishop of Teano-Calvi and Msgr. Giacomo Cirulli was held in the Diocese of Teano-Calvi.
For information please contact the Press and Communications Office of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development: Roberto Paglialonga (firstname.lastname@example.org), Pamela Fabiano (email@example.com), Claudia di Lorenzi (firstname.lastname@example.org ).