On Sunday, December 10, on the International Human Rights Day, Fr. Mauro Verzeletti was awarded the Jorge Mario García Laguardia award and delivered by the Human Rights Procurator of Guatemala, Jordán Rodas.
Fr. Mauro was recognized for his more than 20 years of accompaniment of people who had to migrate to other countries, especially the United States due to the social and economic deficiencies that they live in their communities and countries.
In his words of gratitude, Fr. Mauro said “Human rights have no borders and they travel together with the migrants” “We have to leave the globalization of indifference towards the globalization of solidarity, justice, truth and peace”
It is important to point out that this is the first time that the Human Rights Procurator of Guatemala delivers the order Life and Dignity, Jorge Mario García Laguardia. And it is precisely Fr. Mauro the first person awarded.
Another important issue is that this December 10 will be the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In addition, the prize that Fr. Mauro receives today is within the framework of his 25th anniversary of priesthood and the 25th anniversary of the presence of the Scalabrinian Mission in the Central American Region.
Congratulations Fr. Mauro! Thank you for your presence in Guatemala.