I am ready to leave: this Tuesday coming, I return to Central Africa, a bit tired but overcomed by sympathy, prayer and encouragement that I received from all the people I met. Thank you!
In these weeks I have tried to meet as many people as possible, and to accept all invitations II received in order to talk about Central Africa. I couldn’t visit everyone, but pretty close!
The book "Courage!" has an excellent sales result. The first 1,000 copies are practically exhausted!
I did end the week in Liguria, visiting our Carmelite communities. I have had also the opportunity to meet the Bishop emeritus of Bouar, and many friends. I was also present on May 19th, at the party for the various anniversaries of the confreres: some remembering 70 years of priestly ordination, another 50 years of religious life. It was a nice moment of celebration and fraternity.
In the last week I held also some evening conferences on Central Africa: in Como, Cassina Amata and Milan. I also went to Rome for a short visit, where on Thursday morning I participated in a live TV broadcast on TV2000 (with a very warm welcome!). I accepted also a couple of interviews (on RAI3 and with "Aid to the Church in Need"):
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Coming back from Rome I went, together with Federico Trinchero, to visit the Minoprio Foundation, to see if they can work with us for the Bangui School of Agriculture.
As I said, on Tuesday, I leave going back to Central Africa. It was nice to see and receive so much sympathy. I bring everyone with me: together, as for myself from Central Africa and you here in Italy, we continue to live, work, pray and act for Bozoum and for Central Africa Republic.