EUROPE/ITALY - Scalabrini Missionaries open a community in Syracuse to welcome migrants

Friday, 23 January 2015

Syracuse (Agenzia Fides) - A new missionary community has been opened in Syracuse to welcome migrants who land in Sicily and the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo, Scalabrinians have the first three sisters who will give their support and assistance. According to information sent to Agenzia Fides we are talking about: Brazilian Sister Teresinha Santin and Sister Ivanir Filipi and Albanian Sister Gjeline Preci. "A heartfelt response to the call of Pope Francis to 'open convents to refugees, flesh of Christ' - explain Sister Neusa de Fátima Mariano, Superior General, and Sister Milva Caro, head of the St. Joseph Province/Europe -. A sign of pastoral charity of the Congregation in the year of the beatification of Mother Cofounder Assunta Marchetti. It will be a missionary presence to be 'lived' in the local church, with the people of Syracuse and with migrants in order for them to live with dignity". (SL) (Agenzia Fides 23/01/2015)