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Beatification of Mons. Romero: Sant'Egidio at the celebration of the people of El Salvador around their shepherd

Hundreds of thousands of people at the liturgy in San Salvador. The relic is the shirt the bishop was wearing on the day of martyrdom. And a rainbow appears in the sky around the sun

Beatification of Mons. Romero in San Salvador, on Saturday 23 May

A dossier on the figure of the martyr bishop: books, movies, documents

Sant'Egidio for Aleppo, the "martyred city" of the conflict in Syria. The #savealeppo appeal, today more topical than ever

The strong denunciation of the newspaper "Avvenire" that, together with the Community, relaunches the "Save Aleppo" appeal of Andrea Riccardi to urgently achieve a ceasefire and open a humanitarian corridor

Christians in countries at war, minorities, massacres of the sea: the proposals of Sant'Egidio and the Interchristian Summit of Bari 29-30 April: the word to the Churches of the East

Press Conference of Andrea Riccardi and Marco Impagliazzo in the Hall of Peace of Sant'Egidio -Initiative with the Federation of Evangelical Churches to open a humanitarian corridor in Morocco and Lebanon ensuring safe travel for asylum seekers from Africa and the Middle East - The government of Tripoli is committed to stopping the traffickers of the desperate
05/28/2015
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The meeting, which has been promoted by the Community of Sant’Egidio and the Church of Cyprus, takes place in Nicosia from 16 to 18 November.  

The Cyprus date is a further leg of the pilgrimage undertaken by the Community of Sant’Egidio to carry forward the legacy of the historic World Day of Prayer for Peace convened in Assisi by Pope John Paul II on October 27, 1986.

Over these twenty-two years, invitations from the Community have led men and women from diverse cultures and religions onto the pathway of encounter, dialogue and prayer for peace. The pilgrimage has called on various locations around the world, spreading the “Spirit of Assisi”, creating ties of friendship and cooperation, testifying to a common will to create a culture of coexistence. 
 

On opening the last meeting, held in Naples in October 2007, Pope Benedict 16th stated: “In respecting the differences between the various faiths, we are all called upon to work for peace and to make a concrete effort to further reconciliation between nations. This is the authentic “Spirit of Assisi" …religions can and must offer a precious resource for constructing a peaceful humanity, because they speak of peace being at the heart of humankind”.
 

The Cyprus Meeting constitutes part of this commitment.
The island, lying at the heart of the Mediterranean, touched on by the preaching of St Paul the Apostle, place of encounter between a variety of cultures and religions, will host several hundred figures from every part of the world: representatives of the worlds of religion, of culture and of politics. They will enliven around 20 “round tables”, open – as is the tradition at these encounters – to participation by the public.
The Closing Ceremony will take place on November 18 in the heart of the capital, Nicosia; it will feature the proclamation the Appeal for Peace.
As in previous years, this site will follow the event via a live video web-link.