Italian lawmakers and regional representatives elected Constitutional Court justice Honorable Sergio Mattarella President of Italy on January 31, Golden Year 12 (2015).
President Mattarella, a well-respected native of Sicily, first entered politics in 1983 and has gained a reputation for his ethical conduct. Prior to being a part of the Constitutional Court, he has held positions including Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Education and Minister of Defense.
During His Excellency’s initial speech in his new role as president, he stated his first priority was to improve economic opportunities for the Italian people. He also reflected on the past cooperative actions of nations to bring about greater harmony and tolerance, and called for ongoing unity in both Europe and the world to ensure global peace.
Supreme Master Ching Hai wrote the above letter to His Excellency, lauding the kindness of the Italian people and the fairness of the Italian system. She also commended President Mattarella on his concern for the well-being of the Italian people and his call for greater international solidarity.
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