40 YEARS OF THE ASTALLI CENTER: REFUGEES, HOPE OF AN EVER GREATER "US
Pope Francis sent a message on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition "Faces of the Future" on Tuesday 16 November, marking the anniversary of the Italian branch of the Jesuit Refugee Service. "May it raise awareness of the growth of the culture of encounter that protects from the errors of the past," the Holy Father wished.
Pope Francis wrote his introductory greeting on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition "Faces of the Future" on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Astalli Center: twenty portraits of refugees hosted by the Jesuit Refugee Service and made by Francesco Malavolta in the streets of Rome. Cardinal Angelo De Donatis inaugurated the exhibition, on display in the church of Sant’Andrea al Quirinale until November 28, Tuesday morning, Vicar for the Diocese of Rome, and Cardinal Michael Czerny, Undersecretary of the Holy See's Migrants and Refugees Section. Also present for the occasion were the President of the Lazio Region, Nicola Zingaretti, and the new Mayor of Rome, Roberto Gualtieri.