Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

Riccardi Andrea: press review

change language
you are in: home - news contact usnewsletterlink

Support the Community

  
May 18 2015 | BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Culture and friendship with the poor in Andrea Riccardi’s visit to Buenos Aires

Lectures at the Argentinian Catholic University, meetings with the elders and the inauguration of the House of Peace on the outskirts of the Latin American megacity

 
printable version

In recent days, Andrea Riccardi gave two lectures at the Argentinian Catholic University, where in 2006 he had received the honorary degree at the hands of then Cardinal Bergoglio. 

At the invitation of the current rector, Mons. Victor Fernandez, Riccardi spoke about the contribution of the Church in society and the role of lay people in public life, as part of a national conference of Catholic university lecturers from the country.

The visit to Buenos Aires was also the occasion of several meetings with the Community of Sant'Egidio of Argentina and with the poor of whom she has been a friend for many years.

The elderly of Marin Nursing Home, which despite its location in an affluent neighborhood, San Isidro, sees inside it many situations of isolation and poverty.

The conversation with the elderly - who are the mirror of Argentinian society, where many different cultures and origins have merged - was "multilingual": from the French of Little Sister Angela, a friend of Petite Soeur Magdeleine, to the educated Italian of the Venetian female musician that plays the organ, or the lady that left her Viareggio to land in Argentina after a fortuitous journey even through Eritrea, to the Spanish of Father Luis, who has been a parish priest in the area for many years and is now hospitalised in the nursing home.

On Sunday 17 May, in the “barrio” of Almafuerte, a popular district of Greater Buenos Aires, the immense peripheral wall surrounding the capital and forming a metropolitan area of 12 million inhabitants, the House of Peace was inaugurated, for children, families and young people in the area, where Sant'Egidio has been present since the '90s.
Meeting with the Community of Sant'Egidio of Buenos Aires In the “barrio” of Almafuerte, inauguration of the House of Peace

 


 ALSO READ
• NEWS
July 8 2011

Garoua (Cameroon): At the School of Peace children learn to be in solidarity with the poor: a visit to the city's public neglected children in the institution

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | NL
all news
• PRESS
May 27 2017
Famiglia Cristiana

Il 24 settembre la domenica della Parola, l'iniziativa dei paolini e di Sant'Egidio

May 27 2017
Radio Vaticana

L'esperienza della Comunità di Sant'Egidio a Genova

May 26 2017
Famiglia Cristiana

Le guerre dimenticate: l'Occidente non può voltare la testa

May 24 2017
Il Messaggero

Ivanka Trump a Sant'Egidio, Riccardi: una persona vera

May 21 2017
Vatican Insider

Etiopia, Riccardi (Sant’Egidio): “Nell’80° della strage di Debre Libanos restituire i beni trafugati”

May 19 2017
Corriere del Mezzogiorno

Sant'Egidio, inaugurato un centro per gli anziani

all press releases
• EVENTI
May 30 2017 | ROME, ITALY

Convegno: ''La Chiesa cattolica in Cina tra passato e presente''

May 28 2017 | WARSAW, POLAND

Conferito oggi ad Andrea Riccardi il titolo di ''Uomo della Riconciliazione 2016''

All meetings of prayer for peace
• DOCUMENTS

Non muri ma ponti: il messaggio di Andrea Riccardi al 4° congresso di 'Insieme per l'Europa'

Andrea Riccardi - Oriente e Occidente - Dialoghi di civiltà

Walter Kasper

Laudatio per il prof. Andrea Riccardi in occasione del conferimento del Premio Umanesimo 2016 a Berlino

Medì 2016: PROGRAMMA

Medì 2016: I RELATORI

all documents

PHOTOS

1413 visits
all the related media