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On Monday 13 March at 18.00, at the headquarters of La Civiltà Cattolica (via Porta Pinciana, 1) in Rome, the book by Father Antonio Spadaro L'atlante di Francesco. Vaticano e politica internazionale (Marsilio, UE Feltrinelli) will be presented.

Giorgia Meloni, President of the Council of Ministers, and Pietro Parolin, Cardinal Secretary of State of the Holy See, will speak with the author, exactly ten years after the Pope's election on 13 March 2013.

In an interconnected world, traversed by a “piecemeal world war” and dominated by apocalyptic perspectives, what is the Church's task today? What characterizes, in particular, the gestures and words of Pope Francis? What are the roots of the 'diplomacy of mercy'? And how is the desire for mediation reconciled with the energetic denunciation of today's evils?

Exactly ten years after the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio - which took place on 13 March 2013 - Antonio Spadaro rereads his geopolitical approach from several perspectives. First of all, the extraordinary vision, whose fundamental points he highlights, drawing on the Pontiff's numerous cultural and intellectual references. He then reconstructs the “map” of Francis' action, through apostolic journeys, synodal events and the Holy See's international policy.

What emerges is an analysis of the goals achieved and the challenges ahead: the commitment to a new humanism in Europe and to put an end to conflicts and the tragedy of migrants, proposing a credible alternative to speculative financial capitalism; the rapprochement with China and dialogue with Islam; the experience of the first global pandemic in the digital era; the attention to territories with strong political and ecological contradictions, such as the Amazon; the steps forward in relations with the Middle East and the visits to countries such as Kazakhstan and Bahrain, meeting places and multi-ethnic crossroads, 'laboratories' of a small but lively Church.

Admission is strictly by invitation only. Please confirm your attendance no later than 15.00 on Saturday 11 March at atlante.marsilio@studiosystema.it.

For organizational reasons, accredited journalists are allowed into the hall until 17.30. TV operators and photographers are requested to arrive by 17.15.


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