On Tuesday, April 10th the "Terre Moti" (earthquakes) exhibition was inaugurated at the Basilica of Saint Francis. The exhibition was designed to provide an opportunity to reflect together on seismic activity and the prevention of its damage, and how to make the lives of those living in territories like Umbria, particularly susceptible to seismic events, more secure. Catiuscia Marini, President of the Region of Umbria, and Paolo Rocchi, architect, university professor, as well as curator of the new exhibit, attended the inauguration. The exhibition was designed by Studio Rocchi and can be found in the Cloister of Sixtus IV, continguous to and behind the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi.  The exhibit will remain open until October 2018. The exhibit offers a series of panels, containing photos and explanatory texts in Italian, along with a short video presentation.

In the bookstore, beginning on February 27, 2018, you will find "Francesco il Ribelle" (Francis the Rebel) , the latest book by Father Enzo Fortunato, director of the Sala Stampa (Press Room) of the Sacred Convent of Assisi. The book constitutes a new biography of Saint Francis of Assisi, with a preface by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.The text will be officially presented on Saturday, March 10th at 5pm in the Papal Hall of the Sacred Convent. Present at the presentation will be: Lucia Annunziata, writer, journalist and TV presenter; Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia and President of the CEI; and Andrea Montanari, journalist and director of TG1.Fortunato, Enzo, "Francesco the rebel: The language, Gestures and the Places of a Man who Marked the Course of History", Mondadori, 2018, 136 pp.

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