Today begins the week in which Rimini becomes the capital of Italian politics. The gathering of communion and liberation reaches its 44th edition without losing its role as the opening of the political season, either announcing a “hot autumn”, as has often happened in the past, or preparing for it to draft a budget law. “Tears and Blood” which has happened very often in the past and will also happen in 2023.
The seal of the Rimini Week will be set by the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella; But first, almost all the ministers, as well as industrial and trade union leaders, as well as representatives of Italian society, lay and religious, will parade. Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, who will celebrate Mass before the start of the meeting, will open the works. The Archbishop of Bologna and President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference is also entrusted by the Pope with the diplomatic mission to prepare the way for a peace process between Russia and Ukraine.
In reality, the CL meeting is already in the news for the worst of reasons: the arrest of one of his Memores Domini accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. CL has officially expressed “displeasure and dismay” at the abuse that has prompted the arrest of the 52-year-old, who, as a member of CL’s lay association, is said to live the precepts of poverty, chastity and obedience. In a statement, the movement said it had “suspended the person under investigation from any educational assignment within CL several weeks ago, as soon as the possibility of possible abuse was reported, and in connection with the fact that they shared the information received, which this report already contained.” was also addressed to the competent judicial authority.” But that is yesterday’s news, politics begins today.