Rome Newsroom, 09 January, 2021 / 10:05 am (ACI Africa).
Soon-to-be Blessed Rosario Livatino was a Catholic judge brutally killed by the mafia in Sicily in 1990. Today his legal legacy lives on through the work of a center in Italy dedicated to issues of life, the family, and religious freedom.
The Rosario Livatino Study Center, founded in 2015, consists of a group of lawyers, judges, magistrates, and university professors inspired by the life and work of the young Catholic judge -- recently declared a martyr by Pope Francis -- who often spoke about the intersection between the law and faith.
Mauro Ronco, a former professor of criminal law at the University of Padua, serves as the president of the Livatino Study Center.
“The Rosario Livatino Study Center was established … expressly recalling the example of coherence between faith, ethics and law that the Sicilian magistrate gave to the point of sacrificing his life,” Ronco told ACI Stampa, CNA’s Italian language news partner.
“The purpose of the study center is the study, development and promotion of academic and legal studies concerning the right to life from conception to natural death and the family founded between one man and one woman within the framework of natural law,” he said.