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From 2018 we sponsor the Association "Insieme per Camminare"
, that is, the managing body of the "Museo Diocesano e del Codex", containing the sacred work called "Codex Purpureus Rossanensis".
The Codex Purpureus Rossanensis (Gregory-Aland: Σ or 042) is a Greek uncial manuscript from the 6th century, preserved in the “Museo diocesano e del Codex of Rossano” and containing a Gospel book with texts by Matteo and Marco. It is named "Purpureus" since its pages are reddish (in Latin purpureus) and contains a series of miniatures that make it one of the oldest manuscripts of the New Testament.
The Codex Rossanensis, together with the manuscripts Φ, N, and O, belongs to the group of the purple uncial manuscripts.
It is a gospel book in the Greek language of the year 550 approximately.
It is composed of 188 parchments (31 x 26 cm) containing the Gospel according to Matthew and the Gospel according to Mark (the latter with the gap 16,14-20), and a letter from Eusebius of Caesarea.
At the beginning it contained all four canonical gospels, as can be seen from the first miniature which contains the symbols of the four evangelists, and therefore had to contain about 400 sheets.
In 2015 the code was recognized as a "Memory of the World" by UNESCO..