International Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli"
(John XXIII) award will be presented in Rome
Thursday, June 12th., at 04:00 pm, The
International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, Casa
Argentina en Israel-Tierra Santa and the director
Agency, Mr. Jesus Colina,
will present the
"Angelo Giusseppe Roncalli"
Doctor Marco Roncalli
in recognition to his lifelong academic and journalistic
endeavors which are dedicated to serving the truth and
understanding among faiths.
ceremony will take place at the Russia
Ecumenica Centre, Borgo Pio 141, Rome, and will be
presided by the director of Zenit New Agency, Mr. Jesus
Colina and the Director of the above mentioned Centre,
Mr. Sergio Mercanzin.
Roncalli was born in Bergamo, on July 31st., 1959. Following
his humanistic studies in Bergamo he graduated in Law from the
University "Studi di Milano", with a thesis on canonical
law about the Secretariat for the Unity of Christians.
the last 25 years, Mr. Roncalli has been engaged in the media
world, starting at "Epoca" and "Il Sole 24 ore"
and nowadays he is collaborating with "Periodici San Paolo"
and "Avvenire". In those newspapers, through his columns,
he closely follows the issue of Righteous Gentiles and the research
about the Shoah.
Roncalli has also stepped into the world of historical and literature
editions. Among the works he was involved in, one can mention
those devoted to the figure of Angelo Giusseppe Roncalli, who
became Pope John XXIII as of 1958. In particular, "John
XXIII, letters to the family", Milan, 1988 (Rusconi Editore);
the Italian edition of Peter Hebblethwaite – "John
XXIII, the Pope of the Concilium", Milan 1989 (Rusconi
Editore); "John XXIII – In remembrance", by
Secretary F. Capovilla, interview with previously unpublished
documents, Milan, 1995; the correspondence Shuster-Roncalli
"Nel nome della santita", Milan 1996 (Ediciones San
Paolo); John XXIII, "Nostra pace e la volonta di Dio",
previously unpublished notebooks, Milan 2001, edited by San
Paolo, "Giovanni XXIII. La mia Venezia" , Venecia
2000 (Canal e Studium Cattolico Veneziano); Loris Capovilla,
Giuseppe De Luca, "Giovanni XXIII, Carteggio", Roma
2005, edited by Marco Roncalli, (Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura);
"Giovanni XXIII, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli una vita nella
storia" (Le Scie-Mondadori 2006, Oscar Mondadori 2007).
Marco Roncalli has also made documentaries of religious character
devoted to John XXIII, for the RAI Trade, Media Trade, Video
RAI, San Paolo Film and served as historical advisor to Italian
and foreigner film directors. He is a member of the Association
" Don Giuseppe De Luca", the Near East Studies Center,
the Newsroom Committee "Jesus" and the Newsroom Committee
of the "La Scuola" editorial group.
He was the recipient of various awards and recognitions, such
as the International Literary Prize "Cittá di Gaeta"
in 2000, the "Global Education Award" in 2002, the
"Beniamino Joppolo" award in 2007.
the event, a special tribute will be paid to Ms. Stanislawa
Slawinska, a Polish Catholic hero from the town of Grodzisk
Mazowiecki, who during the Holocaust sheltered at her own home
10 Jews who fled from the Warsaw Ghetto.
International Raoul Wallenberg foundation is an NGO whose mission
is to develop educational projects to promote the exercise of
the values of civil courage and solidarity that were the driving
force of the feats of the rescuers of the Holocaust. It was
co-founded by Baruch Tenembaum and the late U.S. Congressman
– Tom Lantos.
Argentina en Israel – Tierra Santa is a sister foundation
of the IRWF which promotes the cultural relationships between
the Spanish speaking countries and Israel and fosters the interfaith
dialogue between the monotheistic religions. It was founded
more than four decades ago and it has offices in Buenos Aires
September 2000, with the attendance of the ex Secretary of State
of the Vatican, Cardenal Angelo Sodano, a tribute was paid to
the memory of Pope John XXIII, Monsignor Angelo Giusseppe Roncalli.
The ceremony took place at the Permanent Observation Mission
of the Vatican before the U.N., in New York. During the event,
the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation announced the
launching of the Angelo Roncalli International Committee.
June 2003, following an initiative from the Angelo Roncalli
Committee of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation,
the Argentine Post Office issued a special
postal card of the ex Apostolic Delegate of the Vatican.
On that same month, Mr. Tenembaum had the privilege of closing
the conference "The
Hebrew World and Roncalli – Revisitare Giovanni XXIII",
an academic meeting sponsored by the University of Bologna and
the Foundation for Religious Sciences John XXIII, with his lecture
Roncalli, moral inspiration to mankind".
July 10th., 2004, Cardenal Walter Kasper, President of the Vatican
Commission for the religious relationship with Judaism, inaugurated
Roncalli Kindergarden at the Raoul Wallenberg Community
Center, Headquarters of the Movement of Unemployed Workers of
La Matanza, in the La Juanita quarters, district of Gregorio
de Laferrere, Province of Buenos Aires.
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2006, Mr. Jesus Colina, received the Raoul
Wallenberg award, in recognition to his journalistic excellence
in service of the interfaith dialogue and reconciliation.