Italy - "Rome for peace and humanitarian action" Prize to Centro Astalli
On December 19, the Astalli Centre in Rome was awarded the prize: "Rome for Peace and Humanitarian Action" by the mayo r of Rome, Ignazio Marino. Fr. Giovanni La Manna, president of Centro Astalli (JRS in Italy), receiving the award said: "I want to dedicate this award to all the refugees whom we encounter every day at the Centro Astalli, especially all the 336 Eritreans who died on the coast of Lampedusa in an attempt to reach Europe to seek asylum. Let us feel responsible for those deaths and commit ourselves to preventing this from happening again." Read more...