Magazine – Father John (April 2018)
Unveiling of the statue of Father Giovanni Scalabrini
To commemorate the figure and works of Father Giovanni Scalabrini, last year friend and sculptor Mario Colombini donated a sculpture group depicting the missionary father of Limido Comasco together with two students to the schools built by Father John.
On 19 April, the statue of Father John was finally unveiled in Kampala at Bishop Cipriano Kihangire Secondary School.
The ceremony was attended by Daniele Valerin, director of Fondazione Italia Uganda , Patrick Ezaga, general manager of Emmaus Foundation, and all of the secondary school students.
Father Isidoro, who led the celebration, blessed the statue which was installed at the secondary school to commemorate Father John’s commitment and dedication to his students, to whom he never tired of repeating: “Study and work hard for yourselves and for your community!”