Posts From Mgr. Jean-Michel di Falco Léandri

The dust of Europe and the dust of Africa

Le ceneri dell’Europa e la polvere dell’Africa

EN | IT | FR – I was told this story which comes from Africa: during a Mass some faithful moved to drop their mite in a tray. A small African child seeing that his turn had arrived, and not having any coin, found nothing better than to put himself in the tray. He had nothing to offer other than himself. What better gift can we do that the gift of ourselves!

Easter: the Risen and disorder in the world

Pâques: le Ressuscité et désordre dans le monde

EN | FR | IT – More than 2000 years after the death and resurrection of Christ, many millions of men, women, children, have worldwide founded their hope on him and found in him the strength to love and forgive. This is what Pope Francis wants to celebrate summoning a Year of Mercy. It will begin on December 8th, 2015, and end on November 20th, 2016. In this way he wanted to hit like a punch to put Christians in the face of the madness of faith, of love and forgiveness.

The hot potatoes of Europe

Les patates chaudes de l’Europe

EN | FR | IT – The sinking of Sept. 12, caused by the smugglers, which destroyed the lives of nearly 500 people in the Mediterranean Sea, was “one of the worst” accidents in recent years, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Meanwhile – a sign that candidates to leave Africa are more and more numerous – the Italian Navy reportedly rescued nearly 2,380 people last weekend, in the framework of the ‘Mare Nostrum’ programme. Near Calais, in the Pas de Calais region in France, the many exiles who have been living for more than twelve years in precarious and humiliating conditions highlight the problem of the presence of foreigners on our territory.