An evening full of smiles, in memory of those who, with the joy of faith, spread messages of peace and goodness in full respect of their functions and of the important mandate of spiritual guidance of all humanity.
In the Taberna Libraria of Latiano, the important cultural events resume in the name of John Paul I, in the century Pope Luciani, to whom the meeting with the author on Saturday 12 November starting at 19:30, when, in the event room of the bookshop in Via Torre S. Susanna in Latiano, the journalist writer and vaticanist Antonio Preziosi will present his work entitled “The smile of the Pope” (Edizioni San Paolo). In dialogue with the guest Don Vincenzo Rubino of the Diocesan Library of Oria.
The book “The Pope’s smile” comes on the occasion of the beatification of Albino Luciani, the “Pope of the smile”, who brought to the attention of the whole world the figure of a man of faith and of the Church who knew how to make his life a masterpiece of humility, tenacity, spirit of service and love for all. Antonio Preziosi, with a story in a journalistic style, reconstructs details and episodes from the life of Albino Luciani and the pontificate of John Paul I, who was pastor of the universal Church for a very short time, but was able to trace a path that is still current with the strength of his example of life and his unforgettable smile. An updated biography, attentive to all aspects of the figure of the Pontiff who reigned for only a month: theologian, pastor, conciliar father, a man of intense and in some respects innovative spirituality. The story of a Pope who in just thirty-three days left an indelible mark on the history of the Church.
Antonio Preziosi, current director of Rai Parliament, is a journalist, essayist, writer and Vaticanist. A long-time correspondent for the public service (RAI) from Brussels, he has held the post of special envoy for years following the main events of domestic and international politics. He has directed Radio Uno, Giornale Radio and Gr Parliament. A scholar of religious and Vatican issues, he was also a Consultor of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. Among his publications: “The Pope had to die” (San Paolo, 2021).
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At the Taberna Libraria in Latiano, the director of Rai Parliament Antonio Preziosi