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A ‘caress’ and ‘kiss from the Church’: Cardinal Zuppi donates 80 fans to Italian prison

June 14, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Matteo Zuppi of Bologna, the president of the Italian Episcopal Conference, has donated 80 fans to Rebibbia prison in Rome, as part of Semi di tarassaco volano nell’aria [“Dandelion Seeds Fly in the Air”], an initiative of the Italian bishops to donate 2,000 fans to 30 prisons.

“It is the caress of a mother who is close to you,” said Cardinal Zuppi. The Vatican newspaper reported that “copying the gesture of children when they put a hand to their mouth, he blew towards those present, concluding, ‘Here, take this kiss from the Church.’”

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