Italy: Introducing Our Philosophy of Peace
By Aldo D’Onofrio, UPF Italy
Florence UPF President, Aldo D’Onofrio, participates at the July 4th Annual Commemoration of Nazi massacre in his hometown of Cavriglia, Tuscany.
On the morning of July 4th, 2018, I was invited by the Cavriglia town’s mayor, to speak at the annual Commemoration for the July 4th, 1944 Nazi massacre of 191 male citizens.
After a solemn Holy Mass, celebrated by the Bishop, there were speeches by county and regional government officials. On this occasion, were present also the relatives of the victims of Red Brigade raid of March 1978, when they killed all of the Aldo Moro’s bodyguards.
Then, it was my turn to address the audience of around 300 people, including dozens of mayors, representatives of retired military associations, police officers.
I started by referred to Father’s brutal life in Hungnam labor camp, and quoted some parts of his autobiography. Then talked about UPF philosophy of peace.
The speech was well received, according to the comments I listened to, after the event.
After the main event, I was invited personally by the mayor to other side events, during the day, including a lunch with the families of the victims of March 16, 1978 Red Brigade massacre.
It was an opportunity to share our activities of UPF, and look forward to more cooperation in the future.