Migrants, Orlando to Europe: “Follow Palermo's example for a more tolerant society”

Editorial Staff 05 September 2021 16:37

“Follow the example of Palermo, this is the road to a tolerant, free and fraternal society.” Mayor Leoluca Orlando said this. Zdf which is usually held every Sunday in a city in Germany. The mass was celebrated by Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, president of the council of the German Evangelical Church, who was awarded the honorary citizen two years ago. Bedford-Strohm chose Palermo for his extraordinary welcome in favor of migrants and NGO ships. “The suffering of migrants – said Orlando – accompanies us every day, the tragedy of the Mediterranean leads us to confront violence every day. In Palermo we have a particular sensitivity for law and human rights. Forty years ago, the people of Palermo fled. in the North by mafia violence, dark times overtaken by incredible civil courage. The innocent victims of the mafia have awakened in us the desire for law, for the application of the law, migrants have made us discover the value of rights. I dream of a world in what freedom and equality – concluded the mayor – are accompanied by a lived brotherhood, a world in which there is only one race, the human race. Respecting others means respecting everyone’s identity “.

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