Many friends gathered in the basilica of Old St. Patrick in New York to celebrate the Fiftieth anniversary of Sant’Egidio. A large and diverse people embraced diplomats, representatives to the UN from many countries, and many others that help us and that we meet in our service. Together we listened to the message of Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and to the words of archbishop Bernadito Auza, representative of the Holy See at the UN, who affectionately presided the liturgy and among the other things said:
“One of the things most distinctive about the community of Sant’Egidio its hat its members recognize that the whole world is their neighborhood, and everyone in need is their neighbor, and ever victim of war is their sister, and every victim of oppression is their brother, and every child dying of famine is their own child, and every child who has never been to school is their own student, and every elderly poor and abandoned is their own parent, and every step that we must take, must be a step to achieving peace.”
For the full text of Archbishop Cardinal Donal’s message Click here.
For the full text of Archbishop Bernadito Auza message Click here.