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 Angelo Bianco, a youth of Mondo Beat who later was a missionary in the Ivory Coast
Angelo Bianco
a missionary in the Ivory Coast


Christian youths of Mondo Beat who have contested the Church from within


As I have already mentioned, Mondo Beat has created great concern to the Catholic Church, for the sexual freedom of its youths and for their engagement to promote the sexual liberation of the mass.
The Church was not able to stop the flow of young Christians towards The Contestation, despite having used many means to this end, including singer Adriano Celentano, who sang against Mondo Beat.
Above all, the Church had great concern because of the lure that Mondo Beat exerted on priests who claimed their right to marriage.
But, before I continue to talk about this, let's consider that a very consistent number of priests are individuals who, at a very tender age, are taken away from poor families, often from widows, and closed up in seminaries and convents. Understandably, these people have not chosen by themselves to live in celibacy, which is a condition that the Church imposes on priests, for the sole reason that wants to absorb all their energies to strengthen its temporal power. So, in order to prevent that seminarians can show a tendency to marry when they are priests, seminarians are subjected to homosexual practices in the long years they spend in seminars. This is the reason why almost all Catholic priests are homosexuals and pedophiles. This kind of priests did not show any particular sympathy towards Mondo Beat.
But, among Catholic priests there are some who have chosen to become priests at the age of reason, and those priests, usually, show heterosexual tendency. This category of priests have shown sympathy towards the Movimento Mondo Beat, and some of them have joined the Movement openly. Because of this, the old queers, who were at the top of the Vatican, have become hysterical, including pope Montini, who was a well known queer, to the extent that, in his old days, he has appreciated that hagiographic journalists alluded to the virginity of his penis, with sentences like "The Pope, in the innocence of his virginity, couldn't realize that... ". This, Montini has appreciated, because he believed in the Scriptures, where it is written that 144,000 virgins and martyrs will get a dress of light in Paradise (He wanted to be among them).

 In his old days,Paul VI has appreciated that hagiographic 
journalists wrote that his penis was virgin
Saint Paul VI and his husband, actor Paolo Carlini.

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Fifteen years after the times of Mondo Beat, while living in the Ivory Coast, I met Marisa Coppa, an Italian journalist, who told me about a young Italian missionary, Angelo Bianco, who had supported at the University of Abidjan a brilliant thesis on the Koulango civilization.
Marisa Coppa has described Angelo Bianco as a very original character. He called his father from Liguria to help him to dig wells in his mission. When he relaxed from work, has travelled through the Ivory Coast, in the company of an Irish nun, who was so beautiful that men turned to look at her.
Angelo Bianco's mission was in Bondoukou, an interned city close to the border with Ghana, where I went during a trip around the Ivory Coast. When I met Angelo Bianco and I introduced myself, he exclaimed - "Gerbino! ... Before becoming a priest, I was a guy of Mondo Beat".
I spent two weeks in his mission. I watched him as he was doing his job. He had remained sympathetic and indomitable, as a true guy of Mondo Beat.
A few years later, I met Marisa Coppa again, in Trieste. She told me that Angelo Bianco had died of yellow fever in his mission. She gave me a picture of him.


Mondo Beat N. 3 (Issue 5) - April 30, 1967 - edition 8,000 copies

Note 1:
In the time elapsed between the publication of the previous issue (March 15) and this last one (April 30), as I have already mentioned, the Movement underwent a profound transformation, because the beats, who were no longer penalized with mandatory expulsion orders, flocked to Milan from everywhere.
Meanwhile, people who always go where it leads fashion, flocked to The Cave, along with a lot of spies and intelligence agents, disguised as longhairs and free thinkers. In fact, Mondo Beat was about to lose its identity, having ceased the selection made by the confrontation with the Police Headquarters. Consequently, there was the need to adopt a new strategy, ie to engage in the sexual contestation, to provoke a new confrontation with the establishment and a new selection.
Unfortunately, the sexual revolution, triggered by Mondo Beat in the Tent City "Nuova Barbonia", has caused the detachment of Onda Verde from the Movement. As a result of it, there was a loss of quality in the magazine Mondo Beat, while Onda Verde would have disappeared from the scene.
It was a pain that the guys of Onda Verde haven't understood that it was necessary to adopt a new strategy. They remained anchored to the already obsolete models of the "protest" and the "provocation". But, in return, the anarchists Sacco e Vanzetti have appreciated the move of Mondo Beat and have been supportive more than ever.

Note 2:
As I have already mentioned in the previous issue, I will not comment the writings of external collaborators of the magazine Mondo Beat, since neither I have attentively read those writings at the time of their publication, nor, so far, I have had the patience to do it. I want just to repeat that I have published those writings on condition that, those who have written them, would not come to The Cave (so that I could be left in peace).

The cover of the fifth issue of
the magazine Mondo Beat marked the beginning of the clash at loggerheads between Mondo Beat and Corriere della Sera   A reflection on the clash between two generations   Those were the days of the bloody 
Vietnam War   No comment   No comment   No comment

The description of the subway station
Cordusio,in whose underpasses beats used to meet before the opening of The Cave    He lived together with a boy who had fled from home, whose family name was Vento. Rene adopted this surname for himself   Rene Vento 
described the feelings of a boy fled from home, who arrived for the first time to The Cave   A third poem by an 'external collaborator of the
magazine Mondo Beat'. No comment   No comment   The document was accompanied by detailed allegations of abuses committed 
by police officers against young people of the Movimento Mondo Beat, who had not committed any crime

Contributors/Contributions:

Note:
This fifth issue of the magazine marked the beginning of the clash at loggerheads between Mondo Beat and Corriere della Sera.
Indeed, from the appearance of Mondo Beat on the scene, Corriere della Sera had a negative attitude towards it, which was unfair. In the attempt to convince the public of the negativity of the Movement, Corriere della Sera had resorted to systematic misinformation.
Until the youths of Mondo Beat were penalized with mandatory expulsion orders and jailed, Mondo Beat did not have ability to face Corriere della Sera. But from now, since the relationship between Mondo Beat and the Police Headquarters has changed for the better, the priority task of Mondo Beat will be to attack Corriere della Sera.
Corriere della Sera, the leading daily in Italy, was considered an untouchable institution. The most famous journalists and most skilled secret agents were connected in its editorial staff.
In the collage reproduced below, there are headlines and captions of articles of Corriere della Sera, concerning the Movimento Mondo Beat. They show the perfidious attitude that Corriere della Sera constantly had against the Movement.
Corriere della Sera wanted, at any price, to convince the public of the negativity of the Movimento Mondo Beat
In each of these titles and captions there was misinformation.

Here is the article with which Melchiorre Gerbino has attacked Corriere della Sera on the first page of this fifth issue of the magazine. Beside that, the English translation

La copertina del 
quinto numero di Mondo Beat fu per il Corriere della Sera un fulmine a ciel sereno   This cover marks the 
beginning of the clash at loggerheads between Mondo Beat and Corriere della Sera
Mondo Beat n 3 (5th issue), page 1. Melchiorre Gerbino attacks Corriere della Sera at loggerheads.


page 02 - " It is said that today's youth will be tomorrow's conservative academics" (Si dice: i giovani di oggi sono gli accademici conservatori di domani) by Paolo Viganò. A reflection on the clash between two generations.

page 03 - "War, war, always war" (La guerra, la guerra e sempre la guerra) by Renzo Freschi. Those were the days of the bloody Vietnam War.

page 04 - The writings of three external collaborators of the magazine Mondo Beat. No comment.

page 05 - Here, one more external collaborator of the magazine Mondo Beat. No comment.

page 06 - And here, another external collaborator of the magazine Mondo Beat. No comment.

page 07 - "Cordusio", by Ombra (Giorgio Cavalli). The description of the subway station Cordusio, in whose underpasses the beats used to meet before the opening of The Cave. As I have already mentioned, Giorgio Cavalli Ombra (Shade) was one of the beats of the first hour and one of the most famous of the Movement.
Many years after the times of Mondo Beat, I met with Giorgio Cavalli in Milan, and on that occasion he said something very rewarding about me, given the responsibilities that I had in the Movement. In that circumstance, we were talking with people who did not know much about the story of Mondo Beat, so, to make them understand, at one point I said: "Mondo Beat wanted to be an anarchist movement". At that, Ombra said: "There has never been anything more anarchist than Mondo Beat".

pages 08/09- "Out" (Fuori), by Renè Vento, an activist for gay rights of first hour. He lived together with a boy fled from home, whose family name was Vento. Renè had adopted this surname for himself. In this writing he described the feelings of a boy fled from home, who arrived for the first time to The Cave.

page 10 - On this page, two poems by Tella (Tella Ferrari).
A third poem is by an external collaborator of the magazine Mondo Beat. No comment.

page 11 - Here, one more writing by an external collaborator of the magazine Mondo Beat. No comment.

page 12 - Copy of the complaint prepared by lawyers Alessandro Garlatti and Carlo Invernizzi, submitted to the Court of Milan on April 3, 1967. The document was accompanied by detailed allegations of abuses committed by police officers against young people of the Movimento Mondo Beat, who had committed no crime.

Note:
Melchiorre Gerbino has structured this fifth issue of the magazine with photographic cliches graciously offered by the daily L'Unità. Those cliches were already used for printing and were stacked in bulk in a box.

History of Mondo Beat - Chapter 12