2019 (EN)

The Museum of Peace - MAMT will hold a special opening on March 19, 2019 with guided tours of the section dedicated to Don Peppe Diana on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his death.
Between ten and twelve thousand people took part in Casal di Principe (Caserta) in the march organized by Agesci in memory of Don Peppe Diana, the priest killed by the Camorra on March 19, 1994. Don Peppe was a scout, and so on his death, every year, the scouts flock to Casal di Principe to renew the message of hope launched by the priest, who bravely challenged the Camorra when very few did so.
Of the 7000 participants were scouts from all over Italy; the other citizens of Casal di Principe. A march made up of songs and symbolic gestures, punctuated by three stages: the first in front of the house of mother Iolanda, the priest's mother, who, like every year, appeared on the balcony to greet the scouts; second stage outside the church of San Nicola di Bari, where Don Peppe was a parish priest and where he was killed 25 years ago. Last stop at the cemetery, where the priest is buried, and where the Archbishop of Naples, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, and the bishop of Aversa Angelo Spinillo celebrated Mass.
"It is a beautiful day today," says an enthusiastic Valerio Taglione, coordinator of the Don Diana Committee and a scout at rest - because the Agesci continues its pastoral mission in the name of Don Peppe. Seeing so many boys with a big scarf coming every year in Casal di Principe fills the heart with joy, and it is the sign of the enormous legacy left by Don Peppe ». "Don Diana was one of us - says Vincenzo Piccolo, president of the National Committee of Agesci - so being here every year is important". Present at the march were the national leaders of the Scout association and the Masci.