The leaders of the municipal council of the City of Turin unanimously welcome the proposal of the Italo-Albanian associations of Turin to dedicate an urban area to Mother Teresa of Calcutta.The City of Turin Toponymy Commission, convened by the president of the municipal council Giovanni Maria Ferraris, established yesterday to dedicate a place in the city to the memory of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a religious of Albanian origin and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1979.
The Commission itself will identify the street or garden area that will bear the name of Mother Teresa, born in 1910 and disappeared in India in the 1997, later proclaimed blessed by Pope John Paul II in the 2003.
The initiative follows the proposal of three Italian-Albanian associations present in the area - Mother Teresa, Art @ my and Infiniti Mondi - who thank the leaders of the Turin City Council for having embraced the idea of dedicating a place in the city to the name of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, emblematic figure of the dialogue between religions and international solidarity. The representatives of the associations have thus expressed their joy and satisfaction at the possibility of hosting in the city where they live and work for years a symbolic place dedicated to Mother Teresa; in this way the religious becomes a reference figure in which to recognize herself as an open community and expression of a living network of people and cultures that inhabit the territory. The three associations have been operating in the city of Turin for years, in the field of artistic-cultural promotion and international cooperation.
The associations:The association Mother Teresa of Turin, for over ten years in Turin, collects members of the city's Albanian Catholic community and organizes numerous activities for the faithful, including the Holy Mass in Albanian. The association Art @ my , born in the 2008 by a group of Albanian operators, artists and intellectuals from Turin, it promotes the culture, traditions and art of the Balkan country in the territory, also carrying out continuous work in harmony with the important cultural and artistic renaissance of the young people of before. and second generation in Italy.Infinite Worlds is a non-profit, secular and non-partisan association, founded in November 2011 in continuity and in evolution with the activities promoted by Idee Migranti onlus in Turin by the 2006. Infiniti Mondi is active in the field of international cooperation and interculture, particularly in Albania (in Guri i Zi - Scutari); supporting school education for poor children, it operates in an area where a textile micro-enterprise project is already underway with some women of the community, started with Idee Migranti.
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