Br. Enzo Bianchi
Letter of the Holy Father Francis to the Founder of the Monastery of Bose, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Monastic Community
To Dear Father Enzo Bianchi, Founder of the Monastery of Bose
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of that Monastic Community, I associate myself spiritually to your thanksgiving to the Lord for these years of fruitful presence in the Church and in society, through a particular form of community life, which arose in the wake of the guidelines of Vatican Council II.
On 24–27 October 2018 an international ecumenical colloquium on the theme “Theology and Violence: Discerning the Roots of Religious Conflicts” was held in Bose, organized by the Biblical-Theological Institute St Andrew of Moscow in collaboration with the community of Bose.