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Diocesi di Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello

National Network: 
Piazza Fortezza Orsini, 25
58017 Pitigliano GR
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General Information: 

Official Catholic organization run by the bishop and priests with 80,000 faithful. The budget resources available in a year are around 800,000 euros (almost all resources are allocated to internal activities). Sources of financing: internal and from Conferenza Episcopale Italiana. Projects: religious, cultural and cultural heritage, art, interreligious dialogue, schools, assistance to the poor. Main partners involved: Parishes; local and italian Caritas; local, italian and international institutions and associations (publics and privates).

Mission and Objectives: 

The diocese has as its mission and objectives the practice of the Catholic religion with religious activities, human education and promotion, cultural and religious dialogue, assistance and support of the poor, enhancement of cultural heritage, research activities, activities with the students.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Cultural project between Pitigliano and Jerusalem, with institutional relations between the Diocese and the State of Israel (Embassy of Israel in Rome), between the Diocese and "La Piccola Gerusalemme" Association of Pitigliano ("The little Jerusalem"). Twinning between the Diocese of Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello and the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Support for the Bethlehem University through a scholarship and joint projects. Official agreement with the Faculty of Architecture of Florence, aimed at the realization of joint research projects and enhancement of cultural heritage (6th-4th centuries BC - 19th century AD) in Italy and Israel / Palestine and other States.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

To make available the history and culture of Pitigliano for an interreligious and cultural dialogue, especially with institutions and Christians in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, with people and institutions of Jewish religion (also with the State of Israel and the city of Jerusalem ). Contribute to cultural research, development and human promotion, especially in the religious and cultural fields.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

To make available the important history and important religious and human culture of the ancient Diocese of Pitigliano. Contribute with the facts to the promotion of religious, cultural and human dialogue, as well as to the proposal and implementation of cultural and religious projects, by joining the Italian Network for Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue and the ALF Network.

Additional Information: 
Contact (1) Full Name: 
Job Title: 
Direttore Ufficio diocesano Beni e Attività Culturali
Head of the organisation: 
S.E. Mons. Gianni Roncari