Long live the circus! The festival of Italian Circus

The Award "the greatest friend of the circus" conferred to Pope Francis

Long live the circus! The festival of Italian Circus

In response to the desire of the whole world of the Italian Circus, the Italian Ente Nazionale Circhi promoted a special evening dedicated to the protagonists of the circus and circus art, yesterday January 30, at the American Circus in Rome. 

The show was organized to reward with the "Pista tricolore" Award some of the best artists in different disciplines and personalities who have shown most support and closeness to the world of circus and fairs during the year 2018. 

The most important prize entitled "The greatest friend of the Circus" was awarded to the Holy Father Francis and was received by His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery that deals with issues related to the pastoral care of the circus people.

In an atmosphere of joy and magic, the Prefect collected the Prize, ensuring that he would transmit it to the Pope. 

The Ente Nazionale Circhi has an ancient and prestigious history and contributes decisively to the spread and development of the circus throughout the world. To celebrate the day of feast and the prize to Pope Francis, the President, Dr. Antonio Buccioni, accompanied to the General Audience, yesterday in the Paul VI Hall, more than 500 circus people.


Long live the Circus - Pista tricolore 2019 Award

31 January 2019