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    » 05/19/2012, 00.00

    ASIA - ITALY

    PIME launches “family friendly” trade fair



    The event is part of preparations for the VII World Meeting of Families. It opened yesterday and will end on May 20. The fair brings together over 70 exhibitors from all over the world.

    Milan (AsiaNews) - The Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions yesterday launched "Tuttaunaltrafesta Family 2012" [A different celebration, Family 2012], dedicated to fair trade at its headquarters in Milan. The event will conclude Sunday, May 20. It includes 70 individual stands (associations, organizations and cooperatives) which showcase fair trade products from around the world, from food to clothing, from crafts to furniture.

    This year's event was opened by Paul De Nero, commissioner for the Province of Milan, who spoke to the students present, who are involved in the ExpoGiovani project led by the PIME office for Education in Global awareness together with the Province of Milan.

    "Tuttaunaltrafesta 2012" comes at the end of the PIME campaign "Fight hunger by changing your life," designed to accompany the celebrations for the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Centre for Missionary Animation and Culture named after Msgr. Angelo Ramazzotti, patriarch of Venice and founder of the PIME.

    In view of the VII World Meeting of Families with the Pope, to be held in Milan from May 30 to June 3, the organizers thought the fair would be an opportunity to prepare for the meeting with the Pope. Among the events dedicated to the family: a Roundtable on "Families facing the crisis" (featuring Don Walter Magnoni, head of the Pastoral Social and Labour), Mass on Sunday morning (11), celebrated by Don Luca Violoni, Secretary General of the Milan Family Foundation 2012; A preview - on a smaller scale - of the exhibition "The world at home," of the foreign families of Baranzate (Milan), the Italy's most multi-ethnic municipality. The exhibition was organized by Media PIME with support from Alcatelonetouch.

     

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    02/06/2012 VATICAN - ITALY
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    01/06/2012 VATICAN - ITALY
    Pope greets Milan, "a crossroads of peoples and cultures"
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    24/09/2010 VATICAN
    Pope: restore true sense of celebration to families torn apart by consumerism
    Letter of Benedict XVI for the preparation of the VII World Meeting of Families to be held in Italy, in Milan from May 30 to June 3, 2012. An organization of work focused on profit has taken away from the real meaning of festivities, especially Sunday, the "Lord's day and day of man, the day of family, community and solidarity."

    22/07/2009 ITALY
    Encyclical: the person must be at the heart of economics
    ‘Caritas in Veritate’ reiterates the key notion of the Church’s social doctrine in a globalised world. It urges everyone to rediscover the notions of responsibility and merit which are found in each of us, in the family, the firm, the local and national community, which in turn are more than a collection of nameless atoms with neither past nor present. As ‘actus personae’ economic activities must have a specific and concrete meaning in relation to a body, a plural one, wherever necessary, but one that is united internally and close-knit. The Encyclical issues a warning against the dangers of technological absolutism.



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