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Great emotion and celebration for don Ángel Fernández Artime, 10th successor of Don Bosco, who this morning, 30 September 2023, was officially created Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church by Pope Francis.
This is a great joy for all of us, for the Foundation and for the United States of the World, which has found in Don Angel one of its first supporters, as confirmed by the many visits and joint initiatives, including the World Salesian Oratory and the Chapel with the relics of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello that he set up at our Peace Museum in Naples.
Happy journey, Dear Angel !

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The Italian Institute for the Future - a member of the SUM network - celebrated its tenth anniversary in the headquarters of the United States of the World and the Museum of Peace. On this occasion, an international meeting took place with several round tables: among them the one dedicated to "Future (IM)POSSIBLES of the South", "Future (IM)POSSIBLES: Living on the Edge of Chaos" and others.
A 'Futuristic Aperitif' was held at the end.
In his address, Secretary-General Michele Capasso warned against the use of artificial intelligence if it is not related to Man, who must ALWAYS be at the centre of every action.

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A delegation from the United States of the World and the Fondazione Mediterraneo attended the secular funeral of the President Emeritus of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano, held for the first time in history at Montecitorio, the seat of the Chamber of Deputies.
"It was a very touching moment," commented President Michele Capasso, "because in the nine speeches that followed, an exhaustive portrait was made of the politician, the statesman, the man of culture, the grandfather, the father. It was nice to see the protagonists of the last decades, many of them friends or members of our Foundation: from President Emeritus of Portugal Cavaco SIlva to Francois Hollande, from Cardinal Ravasi to Antonio Bassolino and so on for a long list'.
After the ceremony, the body was buried in Rome's non-Catholic cemetery.

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The Secretary General Michele Capasso, the Council of Ambassadors, the members of the Governing Board, the International Committee, and the heads of the autonomous sections and branch offices express their deep condolences on the passing of Giorgio Napolitano.
A dear friend, Giorgio Napolitano, who always supported our Foundation and was even closer as President of the Italian Republic.
A great pro-European with the awareness that Europe had to transform itself into UNITED STATES OF EUROPE and look at the Mediterranean not as a frontier but as an opportunity for exchanges of knowledge, cultures and know-how.
How can we not remember the discussions on politics "from below", which had to be the foundation of every Party and every aggregation, and his visit in February 2000 to the headquarters of the Fondazione Mediterraneo with the late Andrea Geremicca!
And then the singular way in which his election was announced in Algiers: as President of the Republic (see page 23 onwards): https://www.fondazionemediterraneo.org/.../nostro.../01.pdf
Giorgio Napolitano's example will guide us through this difficult time in history.

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