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ShareDecember 14, 2019The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, received in Assisi the Lamp of Peace from the friars of the Sacred Convent in the upper Basilica of St. Francis.
"I interpret the delivery of the Lamp of Peace as an acknowledgment to Italy": the head of state said. "A Republic that has always sought peace, even in neighboring countries," the head of state added. "For years, Italy has been pursuing an active policy for world peace," he underlined. Then: "We need a great commitment to peace and education in peace" and "European integration has been and is a great construction of peace".
To deliver the ampoule the custodian of the Sacred Convemto, Father Mauro Gambetti. The President of the Umbria Region, Donatella Tesei, the Prefect Claudio Sgaraglia and the Mayor of Assisi, Stefania Proietti, were present. In Assisi also the Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese, representing the Government and the president of the CEI, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, archbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve.
Recognition has already been awarded in the past to the President of the Republic of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and to the King of Jordan Abdullah second.
After receiving the Lamp, Mattarella participates in the recording of the Christmas concert which will be broadcast by Rai1 on December 25th.