For the third consecutive year, the members of our FSP Book Center in Mantua participated in Festivaletteratura, the city’s annual Literature Festival. The 5-day program, which featured input by authors from all over the world, consisted of about 200 events, which are usually held in historical locations throughout the city. But this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of the events were held via radio and the Internet. As their contribution to the program, the FSPs organized 3 meetings with authors to enable participants to dialogue with them on important cultural, societal and ecclesial topics.
His Excellency Marco Busca, the Bishop of Mantua, had this to say about this year’s Festival:
“First of all I would like to greet all those who have worked so hard to stage this literary event, which I consider to be also an ecclesial event, since it attempts to interpret what people are living today. May we apply many of the things we hear in these days to our own lives so as to reform ourselves and thus contribute to the reform of the great universal Church.”