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On February 2, the inauguration ceremony of the new Archbishop of Naples took place: Monsignor Domenico Battaglia, or Don Mimmo, as he likes to be called. Don Mimmo's day - 57 years old, originally from Calabria but until 12 December bishop of the small diocese of Cerreto Sannita (just 90,000 inhabitants) - began very early with a prayer in the cloistered convent of the Sacramentine.
Then immediately after he wanted to touch and visit the city with the meeting with the relatives of a vigilantes killed, years ago, by some boys; so he wanted to hear the words of a Nigerian girl who arrived in Italy after a journey of exploitation and violence, then fell ill with AIDS. And again he was at the home of a worker at the Whirlpool plant in Naples, and in San Giovanni a Teduccio in the "Sons of Mary" association. And with some of them he wanted to enter the cathedral where his predecessor, Cardinal Sepe, was absent, because he was still recovering after Covid.
But for Battaglia the imperative, in the years that will see him at the helm of the largest diocese in the South, will have to be to reorganize the conscious hope that from today, he said during the meeting with the authorities, "a new stretch of road and my greatest desire is to be able to regain the ability to dream together "especially in a time, like that of the Covid emergency, which has" ended up increasing inequalities and with them social tensions ".
At the meeting with the authorities, in addition to the mayor of Naples, Luigi de Magistris and the governor of Campania, Vincenzo De Luca, the ministers Enzo Amendola and Gaetano Manfredi were also present. Battaglia said that "Signs that become dreams: right today here in Naples we must dream together, because if we really intend to regain possession of the dream, we know very well that it is necessary to return to reasoning in terms of ourselves, we must start again to think in the plural".
We all greatly appreciated his words full of hope and Christian values ​​and, above all, of hostility towards Love for the Power which must transform itself into the Power of Love. We will not let him miss our presence during his pastoral journey
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The 46th President of the United States of America Joe Biden took office in the White House.
The president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso, the Board of Directors, the Scientific Council, the International Committee and the representatives of the branch offices express their wishes to the new president for a concrete action in this difficult moment in history based on freedom, solidarity and values shared for the Common Good.

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President Capasso and the Foundation's Board of Directors expressed their disdain for the serious attack on democracy that took place in the Parliament of the United States of America. "The images coming from Washington are very serious" said President Capasso.
When we created the Fondazione Mediterraneo 30 years ago, we indicated in Parliament the "temple" of democratic values ​​because Parliament itself is a temple of democracy: it is sad and worrying to see it attacked by many people fomented by a man, Donald Trump, who still holds the most prestigious position in the nation, that of president of the United States.
Now, even, he is shot inside Capitol Hill with some dead! It will be difficult to heal America's deep wounds: the best energies in the country will be needed. We always say that democracy should never be taken for granted, that it must be defended and respected in the first place by those who hold institutional roles. What is happening is a warning and a warning. For all of us.
Great sorrow for America and the Americans ”.

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On the occasion of the celebration of the "54th WORLD DAY OF PEACE", the Holy Father Francis sent a message on the theme "THE CULTURE OF CARE AS A PATH OF PEACE".
The president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso expressed himself on the same theme in his message for the new year.

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The president of the Mediterranean Foundation, prof. Michele Capasso, like everybody, has sent a message for the new year 2021 entitled “All united we will sing”.
In the message, President Capasso retraced the example of his father Raffaele - for 35 years mayor of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio and architect of the reconstruction after the eruption of Vesuvius in 1944 that destroyed the town - underlining similarities with the current difficult moment due to the worldwide pandemic of the Coronavisus which requires everyone and without distinction to work UNITED with the spirit of MANUFACTURERS for the COMMON GOOD.
"The culture of care - concluded President Capasso - constitutes the moral obligation these days: CARE for creation, CARE for the person, CARE for social relations, CARE for the other, CARE for the COMMON GOOD".

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