The MAMT Peace Museum celebrated the "Sunday of the sea" with the celebration of the Holy Mass dedicated to the migrants who died in the sea. Previously, homage was paid to the "TOTEM DELLAPACE" with the urn of the unknown migrant in the port of Naples.
Every year, 11 July is an opportunity to remember the 1.7 million workers of the maritime industry, but also the many chaplains and volunteers of the "Stella Maris" who continue to offer their support, at every latitude.
"The world has stopped, but ships have never stopped carrying medical equipment and essential medicines from one port to another to support the fight against the spread of the virus", recalled Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in the message for the day.
The Day was born in England in 1975 on the initiative of the Apostolate of the Sea, the Mission to Seafarers and the Sailors' Society, but then took on an international and ecumenical dimension. In Italy it was celebrated in a particular way in Savona, with the Holy Mass broadcast live on RaiUno and on the large video walls of the Museum.
Pope Francis, in the Angelus from the Gemelli Hospital, recalled the importance of the sea as a place of solidarity and love
On this occasion, the Fondazione Mediterraneo sent a letter to the Minister for Ecological Transition professor Roberto Cingolani requesting the establishment of a "control room" for an integrated governance of issues related to the sea and the development of targeted strategies for its protection.