The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Mattarella visits Don Diana's tomb in Casal di Principe, then meets the students: "You are the generation of hope"


Today is Remembrance Day for victims of the mafia. The president visited the tomb of Don Diana and then met the students. "Mafiosi without honor and courage" (ANSA)

"The mafia is violence but, above all, cowardice. Mafiosi have no sense of honor or courage. They appear strong with the weak. They kill unarmed people, organize indiscriminate attacks, they do not stop in front of women and children. They hide in 'darkness".

This was stated by the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, speaking from Casal di Principe.

Mattarella in Casal di Principe, the tribute to Don Peppe Diana

"The Republic is close to you. All public administrations must effectively make their presence felt alongside the citizens. Together with all expressions of civil society. Politics must be authoritative in giving answers to emergencies and socio-economic problems of the territories. The administration must be efficient, rapid in solutions and transparent, said the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, speaking from Casal di Principe.

ANSA agency

Who was Don Diana, the priest killed by the Camorra - Chronicle

He was also a scout and anti-mafia activist, killed in Casal di Principe on March 19, 1994 (ANSA)

"Dear girls and dear boys, Maria and Fabrizio spoke of the preconceptions, of the prejudices that they often register. You - continued Mattarella - must be proud to have been born in this land, which has been able to make this true, great, rebirth. You must warn the pride of being fellow citizens of

Don Diana

. You must refuse, right from the school desks, oppression, violence, arrogance, bullying, which are a breeding ground for the mafia mentality. Always remember that you are the generation of hope, the one to which Don Diana ideally passed the baton of legality". 

Sergio Mattarella at the Guido Carli institute in Casal di Principe (Caserta), welcomed by the students of the school and of two comprehensive institutes in the city with tricolor flags;

the national anthem was played inside.

Mattarella has already visited the Casal di Principe cemetery where he met in the Diana family chapel, the close relatives of the priest killed by the Camorra, in particular the brothers Emilio and Marisa and their spouses and children;

there was also Augusto Di Meo, an eyewitness to the Don Diana crime.

"The Italian Republic considers the fight against all mafias a priority. With advanced laws and instruments, thanks to the commitment of investigators and the forces of order - to whom we must always express our closeness and our gratitude - powerful organizations have been disarticulated and menacing, arrogant bosses have been brought to justice, entire areas have been liberated from mafia oppression."

This was stated by the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, speaking from Casal di Principe.

ANSA agency

In Milan, 50,000 march to remember the victims of the mafia - Chronicle

About 50,000 people, according to the police headquarters, marched in Milan for the national anti-mafia demonstration promoted by Libera.

'There is a need for a living memory' (ANSA)

Source: ansa

All life articles on 2023-03-21

Similar news:

Trends 24h


© Communities 2019 - Privacy

The information on this site is from external sources that are not under our control.
The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.