Contributo 2019: 5.000 euro Sostegno al progetto alla distribuzione del film “Il Vangelo secondo Matteo Z. Professione Vescovo”

Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, promoted to the position of archbishop of Bologna on 27 October 2015, is followed during his daily pastoral activities, interspersed by a dialogue with the actor Alessandro Bergonzoni. The film also follows his prior activity and his training within the Community of Sant’Egidio in Rome. The choice of Zuppi to guide the Bologna diocese was immediately interpreted as a substantial change in the approach to the city: a transition was made from the promotion of theological research and protection of  doctrinal contents at all costs, to a member of the clergy who interprets these same principles as an occasion for interaction with the secular world. His training in a community of lay persons like Sant’Egidio constituted a distinctive element of primary importance.
The documentary, directed by Emilio Marrese, was successful in its aim to highlight how the apostolate of Zuppi is based on a prayer that takes form in a daily search for others and especially for those in need. This emerges from the way he approaches people and his conviction that solidarity that cannot and must not be partisan.