2015 (EN)

Pope Francis started from Scampia his pastoral visit in Naples and met people of various social categories.
His words touched in a particular way the people joined the meeting.

You are a long history people –the Holy Father said - touched by complex and tragic events. Life in Naples has never been easy, but it has never been that sad too! This is such a good treasure of you: the joy, the happiness. The daily life in this city, with all its difficulties, disadvantages and sometimes also with its harsh tests, is creator of a “life culture” which helps to stand up after every fall and do what is possible to not let the evil win.This is an interesting challenge: It is the hope and, you are aware of it, this good treasure, this “driving force of the soul”, is so precious as exposed to robbery and assaults.