«A tragedy that appears to be the daughter of the spiritual, social, economic and cultural poverty of a portion of the territory and of an invisible population abandoned to its own destiny». With these words, the bishop of Ragusa, Monsignor Giuseppe La Placa, “expresses the pain of the whole community” for the crime of Slimane Marouene, the 30-year-old Tunisian killed with bolts after the New Year’s party held in the Alcerito district, near at the «La Dolce Vita» disco in Vittoria. Three very young boys are accused of the murder: one has just turned 18, the other two are only 15. One of them has even confessed.
Already on 19 November 2021, presenting the conclusion of the «Hold» project in Marina di Acate, the bishop had brought together all the representatives of the institutions, inviting them to «become aware of a reality that we may know but in which we are unable to fully enter» . «Our diocese continues to be present with the initiatives of the Presidium project of the diocesan Caritas, confirming, through a memorandum of understanding with Save The Children and the I Tetti Colorati association, the attention paid above all to children and young people. A commitment that has been strengthened with the presence of Carmelite missionary nuns in Marina di Acate. They are all presences available to share with the institutions the effort to guarantee respect for human rights (health, education, work, housing)», continues the bishop of Ragusa who launches a new appeal: «We cannot continue to look the other way , neither institutions, nor civil society. We need an assumption of responsibility – says La Placa – on the part of everyone to keep attention alive on this portion of the territory and not to leave anyone without the possibility of being able to live a dignified life”.
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