Italian farmers give the Pope a tractor and take a cow to the Vatican | EUROtoday

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Italian farmers, who’ve been protesting for days towards European insurance policies to alleviate local weather change, gave a tractor to the farmer this Sunday. Pope Francisco and so they took to the Vatican a cow transformed into an emblem of their mobilizations.

“I greet the farmers and ranchers present in the square,” stated the pontiff on the finish of the Sunday prayer. caress referring to the group of protesters who arrived on the Vatican after receiving permission from the Holy See to take action.

A delegation from the Federated Agricultural Movement (MAF) arrived on the St. Peter's Square with two of its biggest symbols: a tractor and the Ercolina cow, which was already current on the San Remo Festival, the well-known Italian track contest.

“With immense gratitude we thank the Holy Father for having welcomed us and we invoke his support and blessing. We gave him a tractor, a symbol of our effort,” says the letter that the farmers have written to the pope.

In addition to the tractor, they’ve additionally given Francisco flour, the picture of a Cristo present in a discipline whereas a farmer was plowing and a bell used to name the animals, all symbols of the farmers' efforts, in line with native media.

“We are deeply concerned about the fate of agriculture, the Government must give us concrete answers, we cannot wait any longer. Future generations cannot wait any longer. Man is not the owner of our beloved lands, but rather their guardian,” signifies the MAF. within the letter

“The land is a source of life, but farmers are continually hit by inadequate, speculative and unfair economic and agricultural policies. Our voice will not stop, we will travel the paths of dialogue and perseverance, with dignity and conviction to achieve concrete goals. “he provides.