“Immigration, integration, future. Humanitarian corridors and social rebirth in Italy” was the event held at Palazzo Borromeo, headquarters of the Italian Embassy to the Holy See, on 6 July. The initiative, opened by Ambassador Francesco Di Nitto, was organised alongside the Community of Sant’Egidio. Mario Marazziti’s book “Porte aperte. Viaggio nell’Italia che non ha paura” was also presented during the event.
Speakers included His Most Reverend Eminence, Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, President of the Italian Episcopal Conference; Luciana Lamorgese, Minister of the Interior; Luigi Maria Vignali, Director General for Italians Abroad and Migration Policies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Mario Impagliazzo, President of the Community of Sant’Egidio; Daniele Garrone, President of the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy.
Marazziti’s book is a collection of stories of people who have helped integration, overcoming mistrust towards all those who are “different”. It also describes the experience of the humanitarian corridors network promoted by the Community of Sant’Egidio, the Federation of Evangelical Churches and the Italian Episcopal Conference.