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 23/12/00  USA


A Journalist of the New York Times meets Mario Marzziti, just after the presentation of the signatures to Kofi Annan.Continua
 21/12/00  Italy


Rome - The University of Tor Vergata 2nd International Day for the Moratorium of the Death Penalty.Continua
 18/12/00  UN


Secretary-General Kofi Annan lent his support to a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty Monday after receiving a petition signed by 3.2 million people seeking an end to state-sponsored executions.Continua
 18/12/00  Belgium


The Community of Sant’Egidio in Belgium organized a conference on the death penalty and the moratorium
 18/12/00  Italy


The Colosseum will be lit up this evening, just while 3 million signatures to the appeal asking for a world moratorium will be presented to Kofi Annan at the U.N. by Mario Marazziti of the Community of Sant’Egidio, Amnesty International and Sr. Helen Prejean.
The Colosseum will be lit up for one week, until Dec. 24th night, just to feast this important event

 14/12/00  ONU


During a ceremony in New York, on Dec. 18th a delegation of the Community of Sant’Egidio – with Amnesty International and Sr. Helen Prejean, will be received by the Secretary General of the U.N.-On this occasion the appeal and the 3 million signatures collected will be handed over to Kofi Annan.Continua

 05/12/00  Catalogna/Spagna


On Dec. 5-7 Sr. Helen Prejean, invited by the Catalan Generalitat and  will have several meetings, organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio.Continua
 04/12/00  Argentina


On Dec. 18th In BuenosAires the Community of Sant’Egidio will organize a prayer vigil for Victor Hugo Saldaño, on death row in Texas. 
 22/11/00  California/USA 


For the first time all the abolitionists American groups and the assciations of the Murder Victims Families meet in San Francisco. Among the promoters of the historical initiative: Death Penalty Focus, National Coalition for Abolition, American Friends Service Committee and the Community of Sant'Egidio.
We report an article by Mario Marazziti who participated to the meeting.Continua

 18/11/00  Italy


In many citis all over the world hte Community of Sant’Egidio  has organized prayer-vigils for Johnny Paul Penry.Continua



The community of Sant’Egidio in Savona organized an open conference on the international campaign for the moratorium of death penalty at the Provincia palace.


South Africa-USA/Texas

Among the many eminent people who, on request of the Community of Sant’Egidio, wrote to Mr.G.Bush asking him to save Johnny’s life, there is also the South African Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu.

We  reproduce the letter here.Continua



50.000 collected by Amnesty International-Nehterlands given officilally to the Community of Sant’Egidio. Continua



“Bush, save Johnny!” The appeal of Sant’Egidio on the election day.Continua



A new date scheduled for the execution of Johnny.The Community of Sant'Egidio appeals to everyone to support all the possible initiatives to save him. Continua



In Turin, at the Church of Santa Chiara there has been a meeting of prayer for the inmates on death row. All those who signed the appeal asking for a world moratorium of the death penalty, were invited to the event.




Celebrating an anniversary in Spain: 25 years ago the last execution



From Lisbon Sant'Egidio announces: we will be in San Francisco for an international meeting of the abolitionists. Continua



Italian Prime Minister Amato and Portuguese President Sampaio inaugurate the meeting for peace in Lisbon, mentioning the struggle against the death penalty in the world. Continua



Demonstrations in Italy to save Barbabei’s life. Continua



A round table on death penalty, organized by Sant’Egidio. Continua


Virginia/USA -

Appeal from Sant’Egidio: save Barnabei’s life.Continua


Italy - Giornata Mondiale delle Gioventù

2 millions young people with the Pope  - A young girl committed to the campaign of Sant’Egidio against the death penalty, has told the Pope her story of friendship with an inmate on death row in Texas.


Catalogna/Spagna - Revocata condanna a morte di Josè Martinez.

Death sentence cancelled: the parents of Martinez thank the Community of Sant’Egidio for supporting.Continua


Italy/European Parlaments

European Parliaments against the death penalty in the world.