8 June: Pope’s video message to participants in “Ten Squares for Ten Commandments” Initiative

It is the first time that Pope Francis is participating in this event, which was inaugurated in September of 2012, during Benedict XVI’s pontificate, in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo with the theme: “I am the Lord your God”. The second instalment took place simultaneously on 15 September of last year in Verona’s Piazza dei Signori, focusing on the second commandment—“Do not take the Lord’s Name in vain”—and in Naples’ Piazza del Plebiscito, where the fourth commandment—“Honour your father and mother”—was treated. Local personalities, artists, writers, scientists, and musicians have taken part in each of the events, and similar participation is also scheduled for the remaining events.