Mass in the factory at Bonfiglioli
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Mass in the factory at Bonfiglioli

On 12 December 2013, His Eminence, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop of the city of Bologna, celebrated Mass for Christmas at Bonfiglioli in the production facility in Calderara di Reno. 

Workers, managers and Sonia Bonfiglioli joined the Cardinal to express – for everyone who is a part of our Group – their sincere best wishes for a peaceful Christmas. 

During his homily, the Cardinal dwelt on the foundational importance of work in human dignity, stressing that he never celebrates masses outside of places of worship with the sole exception of factories, since these are places where the authentic values of industry, intelligence and mutual collaboration directed to the achievement of a common purpose are transmitted

At the end of the liturgy, he blessed all present, as well as the factory, and gave a heartfelt blessing to all workers throughout the world. 

For those who took part, this was an important experience of sharing and promise for a future that is still uncertain, but which they want to face with the hope that it brings the results that everyone wishes to see individually.