Lo spirito di Assisi

Rethinking Religious Charity Organisations

12 maggio 2020

«I hope that this time of danger will free us from operating on automatic pilot».[1] Clearly, the Pope is referring to the pandemic. His words are tough and his tone a little severe. But these words taken from his letter to popular movements reverberate more widely. Looking ahead to «life after the pandemic»[2] the Pope’s hope is that a culture of attentiveness emerges especially in our charitable projects, which are already great signs of responsiveness. But what are we to be attentive to in our social action?