Interviews with Borut Pahor, President of Slovenia, and Albert II, Prince of Monaco, in Support of the Akamasoa Project

by | Jun 19, 2018 | News

On May 29, in the Association of Foreign Press in Rome, the press conference “A dream called Akamasoa” was held, attended by Father Tomaž Mavric, Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission, Father Pedro Opeka CM, founder of Akamasoa, his SEM Claude Giordan, Ambassador of Monaco to the Holy See and Marc Mc Gravy, President of DePaul International and coordinator of the Alliance of the Vincentian Family with the homeless. In addition to the journalists, representatives of the Embassies of the Holy See and also of the General Curia of the Congregation of the Mission took part.

The press conference offered the opportunity to talk about the Akamasoa project, which emerged in Madagascar 30 years ago. Currently, there are 25,000 people who benefit from this social project, and every year 30,000 poor people receive help with food, medicine and clothing.

Supporting this reality have always been the governments of the Principality of Monaco, Argentina and Slovenia, whose representatives of the embassies to the Holy See, on this occasion, wanted to organize a fundraising event with the presence of S.A.S. Albert II Prince of Monaco and the president of Slovenia, Borut Pahor. From his voice we listen to his motivations to support Akamasoa.

Interview with Borut Pahor, President of Slovenia (in English):

Interview with S.A.S. Albert II, Prince of Monaco (in French):