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2003-11-03

EUROPE/ITALY:CELEBRATIONS TO MARK CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF OUTSTANDING CATHOLIC STATESMAN GIORGIO LAPIRA

Roma (Fides Service) – 2004 will be the centenary year of the birth of Giorgio La Pira an outstanding Catholic statesmen whose cause for beatification is underway. To celebrate the event a national committee was formed of representatives of various Italian government ministries Beni Culturali, Foreign Affairs, Education, three Cardinals Ennio Antonelli, Silvano Piovanelli, Camillo Ruini, and historians, political scholars, representatives of institutions and university rectors. The committee will promote events in various regions of Italy. Chairman of the Committee Mario Primicerio will illustrate the celebration agenda on November 4 at the La Pira Foundation in Florence. (Fides 3/11/2003 lines 12 words 114)

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