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World Religions in Assisi with Pope Francis


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Chacour Elias

Greek Catholic Melkite Archbishop, Israel

In 1947 he has personally experienced the tragedy of the  displacement of Arabic language population from the territories that would become the State of Israel.

In 1965 he was ordained parish priest of the church of St. Joseph in Ibillin, a small Arab village in Galilee.
He is committed in promoting reconciliation between rival families, between Palestinians and Jews, between Muslims and Christians. He founded schools in which Arabs and Jews children and youths, Christians and Muslims, can be educated in  a spirit of respect and dialogue.

His work for peace has granted him three nominations for the Nobel Prize for Peace.
In 1994 he received the World Methodist Peace Prize and in 2001 the Niwano Peace Prize. The same year, Emory University and the University of Indianapolis acknowledged his work by granting him an honorary degree.
In February 2006 he was ordained Melkite Archbishop of Akka, in Galilee.

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October 8 2016

Letter of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Marco Impagliazzo, president of the Community of Sant'Egidio

Back to Constantinople from Assisi 2016, the patriarch wrote a letter of gratitude and appreciation to the Community.
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September 20 2016

Christians are called to be trees of life that absorb indifference: Pope Francis at the prayer for peace in Assisi

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September 20 2016

The words of Pope Francis at the Closing Ceremony of Thirst for Peace in Assisi

#peaceispossible #prayforpeace
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September 20 2016

There is a richness to proclaim, safeguard, and live together. The address of Bartholomew I at the Closing Ceremony

#Assisi #peaceispossible
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September 17 2016

Assisi 2016, providential gift and gesture. Andrea Riccardi's reflection on "Avvenire"

The "spirit of Assisi" has been the proposal of the art of living together, religiously founded.
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August 18 2016

Pope Francis on 20 September in Assisi for the Meeting "Thirst for peace. Faiths and Cultures in Dialogue ",

The news was given today by the Vatican Press Office. The joy of the Community of Sant'Egidio in the statement of the president, Marco Impagliazzo
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October 20 2016

One month after Assisi 2016, many meetings to answer to the "Thirst for Peace" of the world

Among the latest: Kenya, Uganda etc...
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October 21 2016
Impagliazzo (Sant’Egidio): “Il grido delle religioni è per la pace”
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