The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat of the Jesuit Curia in Rome


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  • To build bridges between the rich and the poor, and establish advocacy links... (GC 35, # 3.28)

  • South Asian Conference Social Coordinators 2012

  • Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature (Pope Francis, 2013)

  • 'Friends of the Lord' means 'Friends with the poor'(GC 34, # 2.9)

  • Move beyond doubts and indifference to take responsibility for our home, the Earth (GC 35, # 3.31)

  • To respond today to pressing needs of our complex and fragile world, many hands are surely needed (GC 35, # 6.30)

  • To discover new horizons and to reach new social, cultural and religious frontiers... (GC 35, # 1.6)

  • Asia Pacific Conference Social Apostolate gathering 2013

  • Love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce (Pedro Arrupe SJ, 1973)


The Jesuit community in Scampia

Fabrizio Valletti SJ (ITA)


"Progetto Scampia" was launched in the year 2001, in response to the requests of the Superiors of the Society, who greatly wanted an apostolic presence of the Jesuits in this district located in the North of Naples, renowned for its very high crime rate.  At the beginning, this project mainly involved the scholastics of the Theologate in Naples, afterwards, other Jesuit fathers serving the parish churches of the neighbourhood also offered their support. The Jesuit community in Scampia was set up in 1990, when the church of Santa Maria della Speranza (our Lady of Hope) was designated as parish church and entrusted to the pastoral care of the Jesuits.

The distinguishing characteristic...

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