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Pope quotes De Andrè, the sun of the good God does not give its rays

2020-05-22T11:11:29.348Z

Pope Francis likes Fabrizio De Andrè who sang stories of marginalization, who told the life of the slums, the difficulties and pains of poor people. (HANDLE)



Pope Francis likes Fabrizio De Andrè who sang stories of marginalization, who told the life of the slums, the difficulties and pains of poor people. He confides it in the preface of a '' small but precious book '', as Bergoglio defines the work of the Italian-Argentine journalist, Alver Metalli, "Cuarentena - Diary from the 'plague' in an Argentine shanty town '', which comes out for the San Paolo editions. '' A diary - explains the Pope in the preface of the book - which tells day after day the 'Cuarentena' lived by the journalist among the slums of 'La Carcova', in one of the villas miseria, the slums of Buenos Aires where operates a group of priests to whom I love so much ''. These priests, adds Bergoglio '' are moved by a genuine faith in Jesus Christ and by a great love for these poor people who live in huts and shacks on the margins of society '' This Diary '' which shows us the compelling and concrete face of a 'poor Church for the poor' '' brings to mind Pope Francis '' the verses of an Italian singer-songwriter, Fabrizio de André, which tell of ill-famed neighborhoods. where the sun of the good God does not give i his rays' because he is too busy to 'warm up the people of other places'. Here, this book instead shows us how - through the gift of witness - there is no area, however dark, where a ray of the good God does not come to warm some heart and illuminate otherwise invisible existences ''.
    The book, concludes the Pope, '' does not only tell the dramatic stories of many women and men in the villa, between drugs, violence and misery. It also shows us the beautiful humanity of so many people who, around the parish, go out of their way every day to help those most in need of help '', as does Father Pepe. This priest, Bergoglio explains, tried to protect the "old men from a cruel virus that, everywhere in the world, has killed just the oldest and most fragile people". "Father Pepe sent them to call one by one in the innermost folds of the villa. There are those who live alone, in precarious shacks, cold in winter and sultry in summer, fed by the compassion of the neighbors. And who in large families , as it is right that it is, with women and children, in confined spaces, where it is impossible to keep those distances so recommended by the health authorities with the quarantine measures. Father Pepe has prepared for them a place where they can stay as long as there plague will not have passed. " (HANDLE).

Source: ansa

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