Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Levi-Strauss and Luigi Cocco

Cardinal Raffaele Farina, SDB, told us the other day about the work and anthropological studies of Salesian missionaries like don Cocco. At first, he said, Levi-Strauss was critical of this work. But, especially after what the cardinal called "the Turin book," the philosopher and anthropologist was more appreciative.

"Il missionario salesiano don Luigi Cocco, nato a Grugliasco (Torino) il 12 febbraio 1910 e morto a Torino l’11 febbraio 1980, √® ricordato per la sua intensa opera missionaria svolta tra gli indigeni Yanomami del Venezuela, cui dedic√≤ 23 anni della propria vita." http://www.fides.org/it/news/32297#.V1clK5N95sM

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