Italy - Forum of Catholic-inspired Organizations
Rome, Italy - December 2019 - From 5 to 7 December, the Forum of Catholic-inspired Organizations took place at Villa Aurelia, which meets every two years and works closely with the Vatican Dicastery for Integral Human Development. In the last two years, the Forum has worked in seven groups: human rights, development and the environment, health, education, family, migration, youth. Experts have prepared a publication - "Towards a more inclusive society" - which will guide Catholic organizations in advocacy activities on relevant international issues. 135 participants from over 100 Catholic organizations and networks took part in the forum meeting, which ended with the meeting with Pope Francis. Representatives of "Don Bosco Network", "Don Bosco International", "Don Bosco Youth Net", "VIS", "Misiones Salesianas", "IIMA Human Rights Office" of the FMA and "Don Bosco Green Alliance" took an active part in the group work and at the Forum.