Association Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII/ Community of Pope John XXIII Association (APG23)
|ECOSOC Status:||Special Consultative|
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||Via Mameli 4,
47900 - Rimini
Other:'Social welfare; health; and human rights.'
||APG23 is actively involved in all the issues regarding discrimination, injustice, violence and violation of human dignity. The Association is present in countries of the 5 continents with the permanent presence of its members, carrying out projects oriented towards situations of extreme poverty and vulnerable groups of people.
The Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII (APG23) is an association, active since 1972, founded in Italy by father Oreste Benzi. In 1999 the Association was recognized as an NGO by the Italian Government. The Association is a Catholic Community, made up of people who have chosen to share their lives with those who are socially neglected and oppressed. The APG23 seeks to fight injustice by sharing and living side by side with the poorest and those who have been abandoned. The members of the community live in home families (case famiglia) therapeutic communities for drug addicts, work in social co-operatives and in various different projects aimed at social development and at fighting in a non-violent manner to remove the causes of marginalisation. The community is open to believers and non-believers, to those who wish to contribute to a fairer and more just society.