change language
you are in: home - news newslettercontact uslink

Support the Community

  
November 6 2013 | BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC

Prayer in memory of Pavel, a homeless friend that was a victim of violence

 
printable version

Many people in Brno, together with the Community of Sant'Egidio, have remembered Pavel, a homeless man and a friend of the Community, beaten to death for no reason on last 13 October, while he was sleeping, by a group of drunken youths at the exit of a bar. The news went almost unnoticed by the general public.

The Community, as soon as it learnt about what had happened, gathered in prayer with a few Pavel’s friends. They prayed for Pavel, for all the people who live on the streets and even for those who had committed the murder.

At the end of the prayer, all participants have came out in procession through the streets of the city to the place of the murder, where a gravestone was placed in memory of Pavel.

Even today many people continue to bring flowers and candles in front of the tombstone.

 


 ALSO READ
• NEWS
November 25 2017

Thanksgiving with the poor in New York

IT | EN | ES | FR | PT
September 1 2017

September 1st, memory of Saint Egidio. The Community that took his name give thanks in every part of the world

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | ID
August 1 2017
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA

The Saturday night of Pretoria's Sant'Egidio youth with the poor: story of a contagious solidarity

IT | EN | FR | ID
July 10 2017
MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Summer of solidarity: Moscow's elderly in vacation with homeless friends. WATCH THE PHOTOGALLERY

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA
June 11 2017
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

At a prayer at Old S.Patrick Cathedral Sant'Egidio remembers those who lost their life for guns in the US in 2017

IT | EN | DE
March 28 2017
MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Homeless gather for prayer in Moscow with Sant'Egidio at the end of the long russian winter

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR
all news
• PRESS
February 26 2018
Roma sette

Congo e Sud Sudan, Gnavi: «La liberazione ha il nome di Gesù»

February 26 2018
Avvenire

Emergenza freddo. Rifugi e parrocchie aperte ai senza dimora

February 26 2018
Avvenire

Emergenza freddo. Rifugi e parrocchie aperte ai senza dimora

February 24 2018
Avvenire

A spasso per Milano aiutando l'Africa

February 24 2018
Il Sole 24 ore

Emergenza freddo, S. Egidio: non lasciamo soli i senza dimora

February 24 2018
La Repubblica.it

Bologna, appello di S.Egidio: "Coperte e maglioni per i senzatetto"

all press releases
• EVENTI
January 23 2018 | BARCELONA, SPAIN

Semana de Oración por la Unidad de los Cristianos

ALL MEETINGS OF PRAYER FOR PEACE
• DOCUMENTS

L'omelia di Mons. Marco Gnavi alla preghiera Morire di Speranza, in memoria dei profughi morti nei viaggi verso l'Europa

La guida "Dove mangiare, dormire, lavarsi a Napoli e in Campania" 2016

Preghiera per Elard Alumando

Sintesi, Rapporti, Numeri e dati sulle persone senza dimora a Roma nel 2015

Predicazione di Mons. Vincenzo Paglia alla veglia di preghiera per la pace e in memoria delle vittime degli attacchi terroristici a Parigi

Omelia di S.E. Paul R. Gallagher per la commemorazione dei martiri contemporanei

all documents