Messina, that square around the statue of Sant’Annibale Maria di Francia in the throes of decay


By John

“A few fewer Christmas lights and a longer look would have allowed the very central statue of Saint Hannibal Mary of France to be adequately cleaned and honoured”. The President of the President strongly regretsAnnibale Maria di Francia association Rosalia Schirò, which after repeated appeals launched in recent days is once again making itself heard. “We have repeatedly asked – continues Schirò, former director of theManzoni Dina and Clarenza comprehensive institute – the reorganization and cleaning of the pitch especially during the Christmas period when the pitch, on Via Cesare Battisti is a destination for many devotees and tourists”. The appeal of the president of the association, who promoted together with a specific committee the naming of the hospital in the Papardo district after the founder of the congregation of the Rogationist fathers, to the municipal administration: “The good and decorum of the city cannot be partial or sectoral, even more so if this concerns a Saint and a man who gave everything to the city of Messina by promoting social and cultural growth, education and care for the least fortunate”.