Most of the speakers are Catholic Northern League: they love Salvini, they kiss the rose bush and throw blows against the prior of Barbiana. The most famous exponent is the senator of the Carroccio Simone Pillon. He was initially entrusted with the conclusions of the conference, but now the parliamentarian has pulled back: "I will not participate – he said – but I think it right to talk about Bibbiano". Pillon deals with childhood and adolescence (he is vice-president of the parliamentary committee that deals with these issues) and is the author of the bill (now set aside) which takes its name, which aims to attack and modify the legislation on divorce, I entrust children is separations. This is the same area that linked a part of the Carroccio to the Congress of Verona of spring and that becomes welding material with the ultracristian Russian oligarchs of which we have spoken in recent weeks. Christians who consider themselves defenders of Christianity more than certain representatives of Catholic church. Don Milani understood, obviously.
There are other presences that are discussed. One is that ofPro life and family association, which, incidentally, has as its spokesman, Alessandro Fiore, the son of the head of Forza Nuova Roberto. The other of Jacopo Marzetti, guarantor of the childhood of Lazio region and commissioner of the Community of Forteto, the father-master of whom Rodolfo Fiesoli was definitively convicted by the Supreme Court at 14 years and 10 months for abuse and abuse against minors entrusted by the court. The suspicion of the former students of Don Milani is that the conference in Bergamo wants to bring their prior to the infamies of Forteto and those of Bibbiano, at least for the accusations so far emerged. "As if to Don Milani we should attribute the crisis of the Catholic family and the deviances consumed at Forteto. A bad educator of young people ", they say to Barbiana.
"Hands off Don Milani"Is the cry of anger and indignation that unites both the cardinal of Florence Giuseppe Betori that the president of the Region Enrico Rossi and i mayors of Mugello, where Barbiana is located. Betori, who recalled the tribute of Pope francesco to Don Milani "who before being an educator was a priest who founded his whole existence on faith and fidelity to the Church", he rejected every "offensive combination”To the Forteto and to Bibbiano. "It cannot be accepted that the figure of don Lorenzo Milani, exemplary servant of the Gospel and witness of Christ, is instrumentalized or worse offended, combining the experience of Barbiana with events that are not even remotely approachable. This is yet another distortion and misrepresentation that from various and different parts, in a recurring manner over the decades, it has been made and continues to be made of the thought and action of this our priest. Unacceptable events like this provoke bitterness and sorrow for the memory of Don Milani, for the diocese, and for all those who knew him ”.
The Tuscany Region and the Municipalities of Mugello have instead launched an appeal for a march on Sunday to Barbiana “To strengthen the ideals of peace, freedom is equality which are at the center of thought and actions of don Lorenzo Milani". The organizers of the march remember that on the way they will meet the "Path of the Constitution", A street book on our Charter, in the wake ofArticle 3, in defense of the last and gods weaker. For theemancipation and the social redemption. Because the ideas of Don Milani are still a guide for our democracy and our actions.