Friday, May 1st, the inauguration of the Expo, will also be attended by Pope Francis. In fact, the Holy Father’s speech will be broadcast live by the Italian National broadcasting station, Rai and the Vatican,Televions Centre CTV: “The Pope’s decision to attend the opening of the universal exposition – reports a communiqué from the Diocese of Milan-confirms the involvement of the Church on issues relating to ‘ feeding the planet. Energy for life ‘ the leitmotif given to this edition of Expo. The Catholic Church, in fact, will partecipate in the event in various ways “.
The Holy Seat as a country, will have its own stand at the exhibition entitled “Not only bread”, which will be presented with four different artistic titles: “a garden to cherish”, ” food to share”, “a meal that educates”, ” bread that makes God’s presence felt in the world”.
Caritas International willalso have its own stand and willcombine the organizations around the world under the theme of “Divide to multiply. Breaking of the bread “which takes up the worldwide campaign against the tragedy of starvation in the world. “Furthermore – concluded the press release by the Ambrosian Church headed by Cardinal Angelo Scola-in whose Diocese, the big event is to take place-ever since the announcement of Milan as the city chosen for the 2015 edition of the Expo, has carefully followed the event, capturing it as a pastoral opportunity for interventions and reflections apt to interrogate and enrich daily life in the journey of faith.”