(ANSA) – SORIANO CALABRO, 14 MAR – Jole Santelli, the first female president of the Calabria Region, who died prematurely in October 2020, was awarded the “in memory” section of the “S. Caterina da Siena Peace and Solidarity Award” “, now in its fifth edition. The Community of the Dominican Fathers of Soriano Calabro (Vibo Valentia) gives the news. informs that for the “in memory” section of the was assigned in memory of Jole Santelli, the first female president of the Calabria Region.
“The recognition – it is said in a note from the religious – wants to recall the figure, the commitment and the testimony of Jole Santelli who as a woman, Christian, politician was an example of dedication to the Common Good of our Calabria, overcoming stereotypes of every kind, to give hope of a new, different and concrete future to our people, in legality and in respect for the human person up to the “gift of oneself” for the position to which they had been elected “.
“The occasion, according to the purposes for which the Prize was established – it is said again in the note – also wants to be an opportunity to reflect on the role of women in the Church and in Society. In fact, Santelli’s work recalls the overcoming of the a ‘gender’ problem so rooted in our culture and in the Ecclesial Community itself, which generates discrimination and suffering “.
The Prize will be awarded to the sisters of Jole Santelli, on the afternoon of Friday 29 April, in the Sanctuary of Soriano Calabro, on the day in which the feast of the Patroness of Italy and Europe is celebrated. (HANDLE).