· Vatican City ·

From December 6, the #IamChurch campaign begins

03 December 2021

The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life is launching the #IamChurch campaign: five videos in which people with disabilities, from different parts of the world, recount their experience of faith and affirm, “I am Church!”. Starting on December 6, the videos will be available on the YouTube channels of Vatican News and the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and will be published weekly.

Each video aims to share the contribution that persons with disabilities offer to the ecclesial community on a daily basis. The work of evangelization carried out by some deaf young people in Mexico, the monastery in France where some nuns with Down syndrome live out their vocation, the group of Italian youth with intellectual disabilities who participate in World Youth Days, are just a few examples of a broader reality that the campaign intends to start showing.

“We are convinced that if we are able to listen attentively to the voices of our sisters and brothers with disabilities” commented Gabriella Gambino, undersecretary of the Dicastery, “the ecclesial community will come out truly enriched.”

The campaign trailer is available at this address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= U4PWSir1Ovk

The videos were made by Poti Pictures, the film division of Coop Soc Il Cenacolo and the first social film production company in the world, which makes commercials, short films and feature films with actors with intellectual disabilities. www.potipictures.com