Vicariate of Rome
Press and Social Communications
Poverty in Rome: a point of view
On Monday 13 November, at 11.00, Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, vicar of His Holiness for the diocese of Rome, Roberto Gualtieri, Mayor of Rome, Francesco Rocca, president of the Lazio Region, Bishop Benoni Ambarus, diocesan delegate in the field of the diaconate of charity, and Giustino Trincia, director of diocesan Caritas, will present the sixth edition of the Report “Poverty in Rome: a point of view”. The press conference will take place in the Ugo Poletti Hall of the Vicariate of Rome, and will be livestreamed on the YouTube Channel of the diocese of Rome and on the Facebook page of diocesan Caritas.
On Monday 13 November, at 11.00, the sixth edition of the Report “Poverty in Rome: a point of view”, produced by diocesan Caritas, will be presented. The book, 180 pages rich in infographics and tables, documents the numerous initiatives promoted by the parishes of Rome during 2022. It provides data on food aid, the distribution of shopping vouchers, solidarity emporiums, social canteens, the numerous activities promoted by parish communities and a focus on solidarity initiatives in favour of Ukrainian refugee citizens in Rome.
In the Report, which takes up the theme 'Parallel Cities', in addition to the economic and social scenario of the Capital, there are also three in-depth studies: the food emergency in Rome; the impact of the Citizenship Income for the homeless; people still excluded from the National Health Service.
The meeting will take place in the Ugo Poletti hall of the Vicariate of Rome (piazza San Giovanni in Laterano, 6) for journalists only and will be livestreamed on the diocese of Rome's YouTube channel and on the diocesan Caritas Facebook page; it will feature speeches from Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, vicar of His Holiness for the diocese of Rome; Roberto Gualtieri, mayor of Rome; Francesco Rocca, president of the Lazio Region; Bishop Benoni Ambarus, diocesan delegate in the field of the diaconate of charity, Giustino Trincia, director of Caritas in Rome, and Alberto Colaiacomo, coordinator of the Report's editorial staff. Giulia Rocchi, from the Social Communications Office of the diocese of Rome, will moderate the meeting.
Participants will be offered a copy of the volume together with a summary sheet.
Journalists and media operators wishing to attend must send apply no later than 48 hours before the event, exclusively via the Holy See Press Office online accreditation system, at: press.vatican.va/accreditations.