Collaborations

Franciscans on behalf of a Covid-19 vaccine for the common good

05/09/2020

At the initiative of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and his foundation, one hundred and one personalities from around the world have signed an appeal for vaccines to stop Covid-19 to be "a universal common good exempt from any proprietary patent rights". The signatories include presidents, Nobel laureates, show business personalities, leading figures from the business world, politicians, mayors, and academics. Other nobel prize winners who signed the appeal written by Muhammad Yunus include Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop, former Secretary of the Russian Communist Party Mikhail Gorbachev, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, musician Bono, entrepreneur Richard Branson, the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, former President of Poland Lech Walesa, actors George Clooney, Sharon Stone, Forest Whitaker and Matt Damon. Some Italian personalities also signed the appeal: the former President of the European Commission and Prime Minister Romano Prodi, singer Andrea Bocelli, the Secretary of the Democratic Party Nicola Zingaretti, professors Luigino Bruni and Raffaele Lomonaco and journalist Giulio Albanese, as well as the Comboni missionaries. Along with these dignitaries the Franciscan friars Mauro Gambetti, Custos of the Sacred Convent of the Basilica of Assisi, and Enzo Fortunato, Director of the San Francesco magazine have signed the initiative. In order to read the pertinent article by Fr. Enzo Fortunato, OFM Conv., go to: https://www.sanfrancescopatronoditalia.it/notizie/fede/father-enzo-fortunato-la-carica-dei-101-48930

Projects

05/09/2020 - The restoration of the Chapel of the Magdalene

Restoration work in progress on the Chapel of Magdalene, the third chapel on the right side of the nave in the Lower Basilica. The initial work was ...

04/09/2020 - The restoration of the support spur

One of the next restorations that must be undertaken is that of the stone spur that supports the structure of the Sacro Convento. Located outside, it ...

News

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Foundation for the Basilica of S.Francis

"Always prefer the necessary works to the less useful, the best to the good, and the most excellent to the best." Theologian and philosopher, man of ...

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Concerts of the Sacred Passion 2021

Foundation for the Basilica of S.Francis

On the Saturdays, the 6th, 13th and 20th of March 2021 at 6.00 pm, in the lower church of the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, the 10th annual presentation ...

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  • Feb

Friar Mauro Gambetti: Named Vicar General of Vatican City

Foundation for the Basilica of S.Francis

Card. Mauro Gambetti, who as General Custos of the Sacro Convento of Assisi was also President of the Foundation for the Basilica for almost 7 years, elevated ...