The Military Ordinary in Lebanon


The Military Ordinary, Monsignor Santo Marcianò, welcomed at the base "Millevoi" of Shama by the Commander of the West Sector, Brigadier General Maurizio Riccò, visited the Italian contingent in Lebanon on the 5 and 6 January days.

During the two-day visit, the ecclesiastical High Authority was able to see for himself the work carried out by the Italian blue helmets. The visit took place between the base of Shama, site of the command of the Joint Task Force Lebanon and the base of Al Mansouri - headquarters of the ITALBATT Command based on 1 ° Granatieri di Sardegna Regiment - Maneuver Task Force that contributes, together with a squadron of the "Lancieri di Montebello" Regiment (8 °), to the control of the Blue Line and of the southern territory of the Lebanon in support of the Lebanese armed forces. The High Religious Authority also visited the UNIFIL command of Naqoura where it met all the Italian personnel in the hangar of the 41 ° Task Group ITALAIR. The Task Force ITALAIR is the historic helicopter unit that supports UNIFIL guaranteeing medical evacuation throughout the Operations Area and carrying out reconnaissance, research and transportation missions.

Source: EI