CELEBRATIONS ON THE OCCASION OF THE THIRTY ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF RAFFAELE CAPASSO, MAYOR OF RECONSTRUCTION

Among the celebrations on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Raffaele Capasso - mayor of the reconstruction of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio from 1954 to 1990 - the homage of relatives, friends and administrators to the tomb located in the family chapel of the San Sebastiano cemetery.
The mayor Salvatore Sannino paid tribute to the "Maestro" who traced the path of good administration of the country.
Present were the children of Raffaele Capasso Michele and Pino, the nephew Michele with his wife Cecilia, administrators and friends of the mayor who died prematurely.
Numerous messages received and those present on the FB page specifically dedicated to this occasion
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AT THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT THE EMOTIONS FOR THE MIRACLE OF ST. GENNARO

On the occasion of the Feast of St. Gennaro two "special" days at the Museum of Peace - MAMT.
In compliance with the regulations for covid-19, visitors will be welcomed for an "emotional" journey dedicated to St. Gennaro and, in particular, to the Miracle of St. Gennaro.
An emotional video, testimonies, documents and images will illustrate one of the most significant miracles that indissolubly bind the city of Naples to its Saint.

AT THE MUSEUM OF PEACE REMEMBERING MOTHER TERESA, NINO CAPONNETTO AND ANGELO VASSALLO

Special day at the Museum of Peace - MAMT on 5 September 2020. On this day we celebrate Saint Teresa of Calcutta, the anniversary of the birth of judge Antonino Caponnetto (5 September 1920) and the tenth anniversary of the killing of Angelo Vassallo, the mayor -Fisherman of Acciaroli.
After the Holy Mass and the visit to the chapel dedicated to Saint Teresa of Calcutta, 3 emotional videos were shown on the protagonists of this day
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ONE HUNDRED YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF ANTONINO CAPONNETTO, MAN AND JUDGE AGAINST THE MAFIE

The celebrations for the centenary of the birth of Nino Caponnetto, Judge creator of his historic Pool or "Nonno Nino" for the thousands and thousands of children, took place in Florence and Naples (OMCOM headquarters and the Museum of Peace - MAMT) met, until the last moment of his life, in the schools of all our forgetful Italy.
"He loved Florence, he was loved by it and still is today. He loved Palermo, he was loved but not enough. He chose to be a judge. Without saying anything to his wife, he replaced Rocco Chinnici killed with the Lebanese method by Cosa Nostra. He obtained the first sentence of the Constitutional Court as Magistrate in his first position. He fought in Africa and came back full of nightmares and lined up for peace. He spoke to young people from all over Italy. He created the first anti-mafia pool with four musketeers: Falcone, Borsellino, Guarnotta, Di Lello. He loved his wife Betta for 61 years until her death. He defended the Constitution. He was the first, in the history of our country, to have over 400 mafia bosses sentenced definitively. He wept for the death of his 'children' Falcone and Borsellino. He said 'it's all over', immediately regretting it ".

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A PLATE IN MEMORY OF SISTER MARIA PIA GIUDICI

The "Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in the world" with the "Fondazione Mediterraneo" and the "National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise" commemorated Sister Maria Pia Giudici by placing a commemorative plaque in the Rifugio della Difesa where, for the last 15 years, Sister Maria Pia Judges with other Daughters of Mary Help of Christians stayed and wrote memorable pages in defense of nature and for the protection of the environment.
The president Capasso, moved, retraced the main stages of Sister Maria Pia's stays in the Park: meetings with young people from various countries, seminars on interreligious dialogue, outdoor Holy Masses and many other initiatives that have made these places a reference point for visitors from various countries.
On this occasion the film "MARIA PIA GIUDICI, JOY IN A SIMPLE LIFE" by Michele Capasso was screened
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THE PRESIDENT CANNATA LIVE WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE VARIOUS COUNTRIES

The President of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise prof. Giovanni Cannata live with the representatives of the various countries for the celebrations of the "Totem of Peace".

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THE PRESIDENTS CAPASSO AND CANNATA WITH THE DIRECTOR SAMMARONE, CELEBRATE THE TEN YEAR OF THE TOTEM OF PEACE

The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo prof. Michele Capasso, the President of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise prof. Giovanni Cannata and the Director of the Park Colonel Luciano Sammarone celebrate the tenth anniversary of the construction of the monumental work "TOTEM OF PEACE".

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CELEBRATIONS OF THE TEN YEAR OF MARIO MOLINARI'S "TOTEM OF PEACE"

The celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the construction - in 2010 - of the monumental work "Totem of Peace" in Gaeta, Rutino, San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, Pescasseroli, Rome (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Rome (Presidency of the Council of Ministers), Rabat (Parliament of Morocco).
In Pescasseroli the President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo prof. Michele Capasso, the President of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise prof. Giovanni Cannata and the Director of the Park Colonel Luciano Sammarone celebrated the tenth anniversary by emphasizing the importance of the Totem of Peace as a symbol of safeguarding the environment.
On this occasion, President Cannata connected directly with the other cities and announced the upcoming celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Park's constitution (2022-2023) hoping for the involvement of the main Mediterranean parks for a common meeting aimed at exchanging of good practice experiences and coordination activities.
President Capasso proposed on this occasion to host an exhibition for 2022-2023 at the Museum of Peace - MAMT in Naples dedicated to the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise on the occasion of the centenary, as part of the program "Italy from to discover"
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THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO EXPRESSES DEEP CORDOGLY FOR THE DEATH OF ARRIGO LEVI

The president Michele Capasso, the members of the Board of Directors and the International Scientific Committee, the heads of the Autonomous Sections of the Fondazione Mediterraneo express deep condolences for the death of Arrigo Levi, one of the founding members of the institution born in Naples in 1990. In particular, the President Capasso recalls the affectionate fraternal friendship with the great journalist:
“Arrigo is facing a new journey, leaving a great void in all of us. He was above all an affectionate friend and a builder of intercultural and interreligious dialogue. Thirty years ago he enthusiastically joined the Fondazione Mediterraneo - continues Capasso - making contributions of great significance and importance. As a Councilor at the Quirinale, how can we fail to remember his brief messages, always affectionate and sincere, after sending him my notes on the occasion of the visits of the President of the Republic Ciampi to the Mediterranean countries, where our Foundation and I first of all operated. Arrigo's meetings with Predrag (Matvejevic ') are memorable: two different "agnostics". Arrigo defined himself as a "non-believer who has faith in Man", while Predrag in nothingness.
When we set up the Foundation in 1990 - immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall - Arrigo was aware (and convinced all of us on this topic) that "the balance based on mutual fear between the two blocks had disappeared": he often warned us about "a possible atomic war capable of destroying the planet ”. This is why he strongly believed in dialogue between believers and non-believers, essentially with humanists: he often repeated "I don't believe in God, but I know that the word of God has changed man!".
Many were his stories of his life. As when in 1999 he accepted the invitation to participate in the meeting in San Giovanni in Laterano for interreligious dialogue and with irony he said: "I think I am the first Jew after St. Peter to speak in this place"
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THE FOUNDATION PARTICIPATES IN THE BOLLANI CONCERT ON LAKE CAMPOSTOSTO

"An unforgettable evening, on the notes of 'Piano Solo', was the concert by Stefano Bollani on the waters of Lake Campotosto for the 2020 edition of the Abruzzo dal Vivo Festival".
This is the comment of president Capasso at the end of the concert.
It is the great event that the Abruzzo Region wanted to create, once again, a real focus on the territories affected by the seismic events of 2016 and 2017 which brings together the 23 municipalities of the crater led by the Municipality of Crognaleto for a project important and certainly unique for the prestige of the artist and the magical setting of the lake.
On Saturday 22nd August at 6.00 pm, sitting on the lawn, facing the lake, the public let themselves be carried away by the notes of Stefano Bollani in his “Piano Solo”. The artist performed on a floating platform on the waters of Lake Campotosto. The concert accompanied the transformation of the sky and the landscape until sunset, a unique emotion of colors and sounds between nature and music.
Stefano Bollani's great concert for Abruzzo dal Vivo marked the restart of a very hard year for the communities still marked by the earthquake, which thanks to their tenacity have never given up on enhancing and promoting their territory, a real treasure made up of places and traditions.
The Region, also thanks to the commitment of the mayors who wanted to organize a major event despite the problems related to the spread of Coronavirus, considers this event a first step to contribute to the rebirth of an entire territory as well as to the enhancement of an environmental context and naturalistic nothing short of fantastic.
Saturday 22 the municipalities of the crater all gathered in a symbolic place of the earthquake in Abruzzo, to signify the union free from the shirts and the desire to start again from these wonderful territories, rich in history and traditions exposed for the occasion in a great exhibition of typical products. 23 stands were set up in the dedicated area, one for each municipality (Crognaleto, Teramo, Barete, Cagnano Amiterno, Campli, Campotosto, Capitignano, Castelli, Castel Castagna, Civitella del Tronto, Colledara, Cortino, Isola del Gran Sasso, Fano Adriano, Farindola, Montereale, Montorio al Vomano, Pietracamela, Pizzoli, Rocca Santa Maria, Torricella Sicura, Tossicia, Valle Castellana), where it was possible for the public to stop and buy food and wine products and local crafts. A unique opportunity to retrace many territories, each with its own peculiarities and virtues
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