Messina’s devotion to St. Anthony, at least 20 thousand faithful following the procession of the Triumphal Chariot


By John

Today is the big day of the parade through the streets of the center of the triumphal chariot of St. Anthony with the reliquary bust; shortly at 7.30 pm, after the blessing, the procession started, led by Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, the Pope’s vicar for the Vatican state, to whom the Rogationist family presented an important recognition. The second copy of the limited edition of the Charter of Rights of Future Generations was delivered to the cardinalhandmade and illustrated with plates by the artist Elvio Marchionni.

At least 20 thousand faithful followed for what was confirmed as one of the most attended processions in the city. A human river that once again accompanied the Saint of Padua on his usual journey which crossed the main streets of the centre.