May 2021

To underline the significance of Pope Francis' trip to Assisi, Mons. Paolo Martinelli, Auxiliary Bishop of Milan and member of the Franciscan Family, returned to the meaning of the place where St. Francis gave birth to an experience of spiritual life, whose fundamental heart was precisely the recognition of being brothers to one another.

The Jesuit Father Luigi Territo, for his part, explains the value of an actively "outgoing" Church, as the Pope likes to repeat: "It seems that he is telling the world that there is a mystical and spiritual priority of the experience of faith over all the institutional forms of our beliefs. Assisi represents all this, and not only for Christians, where there is the historical memory of a Saint who lived as the little ones of the Gospel, totally entrusted to the Father and for this reason recognized as a brother of all".