Pistoia, August 28, 2018 – A cold shower for the parish of Vicofaro, the decision to close the reception center for migrants because of security problems (especially fire protection). The announcement of parish priest Fr Massimo Biancalani, who in recent months was often at the center of controversy, crimes and threats to his efforts for migrants, arrived individually for one year right from the day of tension that led New Force to "preside" the Sunday Mass after the furious polemics for the photo with the migrants in the swimming pool posted by the same priest.
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THE DIOCES – In an official note, the diocese explains that the Curia's letter also arrived in the Curia Prefecture of Pistoia with which we invite the Association Virgil – Future City (governing body of the shelter) that is housed in the buildings of the parish of Vicofaro to find urgent facilities where the asylum seekers can be replaced immediately. "The situation presents itself serious and it can not be underestimated or even passed away in silence, since the birth of the aforementioned Association, represented by Mr Alessandro Vivarelli, was approved at that time by Monseigneur Vescovo – the note reads – However, I had the assurance that everything would have been done in the best wayand also for the fact that the premises of the parish of Vicofaro fall "primary" under the direct responsibility of the parish priest, who is a legal representative and is called to even respond to criminal law, but in the last resort they summon the bishop who is obliged to to guard the entire diocesan life and the parishes. I am sorry to see what has been communicated to us and it surprises us, because Monseigneur Vescovo, who invited him to welcome and always support him, also confirmed that the dutiful care of people in need must be done well, at best, in safe and convenient, with the help of suitably qualified and competent staff and that this should be a constant concern ".
In short, a beautiful impulse from the diocese that says in simple terms: we had guaranteed that you would do everything right. And yet it is emphasized in the same note that "it is certainly certain that the diocese cooperates fully in the implementation of what the prefecture, the fire brigade or other relevant institutions indicate as necessary for a suitable reception in suitable structures. Diocesan Caritas (who has provided material support for Don Massimo's hospitality initiatives for as long as possible) all the support needed for Fr Massimo Biancalani, so that the situation can evolve in the best possible way and give even more peace of mind Monseigneur Vescovo already has instructions given that from now on the diocesan Curia initiates a more careful vigilance about what is happening in the chambers belonging to the church and everything is done from the correctness and transparency from all points of view ".
THE VISIT OF ROSSI – The president of the Tuscany region Enrico Rossi it will be in Vicofaro in the late morning to meet Don Massimo Biancalani. The situation will be evaluated and all initiatives must be taken after notification of the closure of the center to adapt a number of buildings to the current regulations.