Italian city Cesena opens Martin Luther Park


Southern Europe


Photo Martin Luther Park

Since last Saturday, Cesena, a city in the northeast of Italy, has had a park named after the German reformer Martin Luther.

The ceremony for the naming of the park –a green area of about 15,000 square meters inserted in an expanding residential area– was held last Saturday, writes the website Riforma based on CesenaToday. The proposal to name the park after the German reformer came from the Adventist Christian Church of Cesena.

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Photo Martin Luther Park

Together with the deputy mayor of Cesena and chairman of the Toponymy Commission, Cristian Castorri, the president of the Fiorenzuola district, Milena Maccherozzi, and the president of the Italian Union of Seventh-day Adventist Christian Churches (UICCA), Stefano Paris, attended the official moment.

The UICCA participates as an "observer" in Italy's Federation of Evangelical Churches (FCEI). Also present at the ceremony were the pastor of the Adventist community of Cesena, Roberto Iannò, and a delegate from the Lutheran church. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Italy (Celi) has just concluded its Synod, with the election of the new dean in the person of Carsten Gerdes.



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