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Father Alejandro Solalinde honoured at Groane Park

a Righteous of hospitality

Father Alejandro Solalinde with migrants

Father Alejandro Solalinde with migrants Archivio el Universal

Associazione senza confini (Association Without Borders) and Gariwo are proud to announce the ceremony “The Righteous of hospitality. Beyond the boundaries to pull down the walls".

The initiative - which will be held on October 16 at 4.30 p.m, at the Bosco dei Giusti, Parco delle Groane of Solaro in cooperation with the network predisposing the migrant's welcome Bonvena (Hope fund) - will culminate in the plating of a tree and the unveiling of a stone in honour of the Mexican priest Father Alejandro Solalinde, who will attend the ceremony.

Father Alejandro - a Mexican priest - founded in 2007 “Hermanos en el Camino” [Brothers on the Road]: an aid centre for migrants heading for the United States. He was awarded several different recognitions for his humanitarian commitment. He was often threatened of death by the "cartels" of narcotraffickers for reporting fearlessly their abuse and violence. Nominated for the Peace Nobel Prize, he is considered as the Mexican Father Ciotti for his steady commitment towards the most destitute, the weakest people in society.

Father Luigi Ciotti is an Italian priest, who founded the "Gruppo Abele association" to help the most fragile and marginalized people in society: people with addictions, women forced into prostitutions, migrants, individuals and families enduring hardship. He is a famous fighter agains the mafia, also founding the "Libera association" against all mafia groupings.

The initiative belongs to a project which will be articulated in two other moments over the next year: the planting of a tree in honour of Father Solalinde in the Garden of the Righteous of Assisi on the next International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the planting of a tree for Father Luigi Ciotti on 4 March 2018, on the occasion of European Day of the Righteous, in the very Park of Groanee.

12 October 2017

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Garden of Solaro (Groane Park)


On 19 December 2010 Associazione Senza Confini (Association without borders), Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous and the institution Parco delle Groane founded the Bosco dei Giusti della Brianza (Wood of the Righteous of Brianza).

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