The Paul VI hall is the place to be this Saturday evening as Italian and International artists perform in the Annual Vatican Christmas concert. The money raised will go to the Don Bosco Mission, dedicated to the education of South Sudanese children in refugee camps in areas where 130,000 Christians are refugees.
It’s been 25 years since the first Christmas charity concert was organized in the Vatican and over that time Italian and International artists such as Andrea Bocelli, The Cranberries, and B.B King have taken to the stage to raise money for worthy causes.
This year the Paul VI the Hall is the setting for this event which boasts an impressive line-up of musical talent. There will be performances from American singer Anastasia, Italian performer Alessandra Amoroso, Dee Dee Bridgewater and the “New Direction Tennessee State Gospel Choir”.
The theme for this 2018 Concert is “refugees” and the proceeds from this evening of entertainment will go to the Don Bosco Mission, dedicated to the education of South Sudanese children in a refugee camp in Palabek, Uganda and the Scholas Occurrentes who educate children in Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan, where 130,000 Christians are refugees.
As the Pope said earlier refugee children “must have suffered terrible situations”. He compared them to Jesus who descended to earth from “another place” where “He lived in a communion of wisdom, light and love with God the Father, with the Holy Spirit”. Here on earth, Jesus experienced “ our limitations, and our sins in order to give us the Holy Trinity’s love”, the Pope said.