2012 (EN)

At a solemn ceremony held on the day of the funeral of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, the President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Michele Capasso, handed a letter by Sister Maria Pia Giudici to the jury of the Mediterranean Award in which she asked for the “2013 Special Edition Mediterranean Award" and the title of "Ambassador of the United States of the World" to be dedicated to the memory of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini.
The jury, composed of representative of the three monotheistic religions, representative of secular culture and atheists agreed unanimously on the award. The ceremony will be held in 2013 on a day dedicated to the work of Cardinal Martini.
Members of the Fondazione Mediterraneo took part together with representatives from different countries including diplomats and dignitaries from the world of culture, science, politics, religion and the armed forces, the Mayors of the Amalfi Coast (UNESCO cultural heritage) who support and promote the “Totem for Peace” (by Mario Molinari).

Those attending included:

Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, Director General of ALECSO, Mohamed-El Aziz Ben Achour, Ambassador Francesco Caruso, World President of ICOMOS Gustavo Araoz, Italian President of ICOMOS Maurizio De Stefano, the Quebec Representative in Rome Daniela Renosto, Corrado Beguinot, Vittorio di Pace, and Claudio Azzolini.

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