Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

Riccardi Andrea: press review

change language
you are in: home - news contacting usnewsletterlink

Donation Topbar

May 6 2015

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

printable version

Today’s l’Avvenire is right to issue a  front-page headline "The Catacombs of Aleppo" and to dedicate the editorial page of editor Tarquinio to the state of abandonment faced by this martyred city of Syria, forced to live underground for fear of bombings that are finishing to destroy it. It is necessary to increase the number of those that do not want to accept that an entire population is left to itself. Because we are faced with a devastating war, which has lasted for more than three years now, in front of which the best word is "shame", that of the international community that has failed so far to do what was possible to stop the killing of a Syrian city, symbol of millennial coexistence between different religions and cultures, a place of culture and art, and with the largest number of Christians in the Middle East.

But also the shame of a European and Western public opinion too distracted to be able to worry about thousands of dead and thousands of displaced persons. The data of Amnesty International on the civilians killed by bombs scare and recall that, in the sights of terror, there are churches, mosques, markets, hospitals and schools, that is, the places that represent the life of a city.

The Community of Sant'Egidio invites to resume the "Save Aleppo" appeal, launched a year ago by Andrea Riccardi with thousands of signatures in favour of a humanitarian channel to help the population and to open up glimmers of hope for peace. This appeal may be the basis for a urgent intervention of the international community. To do nothing or to wait too long to act is tantamount to let Aleppo die of neglect. It is a proposal that has received the consent, just a week ago, of the highest representatives of the Eastern Churches during the first Inter-Christian summit on "Christians in the Middle East: What Future?", organised by Sant'Egidio and the Archdiocese of Bari. An international conference that also saw the participation of representatives of European governments, such as Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, the Secretary for Relations with States, Paul Richard Gallagher and, from the Italian Episcopal Conference, the Secretary Nunzio Galantino who recalled how it has become "urgent and vital not to give up" in the face of this continuing slaughter.

Let us not abandon Aleppo, let us do everything possible so that proposals for international protection and humanitarian channels are activated in order to reopen a space for hope on the other side of the Mediterranean.

SIGN the #saveAleppo appeal


September 23 2016

Texts and speeches of the closing ceremony of Thirst for Peace - Assisi 2016

IT | EN | ES | PT
September 19 2016

Honorary Degree to Bartholomew I, man of peace and dialogue, builder of bridges between East and West

IT | EN | ES | DE | PT
September 17 2016

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

IT | EN | ES | DE | ID
all news
October 21 2016
Sette: Magazine del Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: La guerriglia colombiana ha perso la fede

October 20 2016
Famiglia Cristiana

Andrea Riccardi: Tra USA e Russia perde Aleppo

October 16 2016
Famiglia Cristiana

Andrea Riccardi: Ma l'ONU deve fare di più

October 14 2016
Sette: Magazine del Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: "Il più grande massacro di cristiani in Africa".

October 9 2016
Avvenire - Ed. Lazio Sette

«Misericordia è missione»

October 8 2016
Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: Il consenso da ricostruire sugli accordi di pace in Colombia

all press releases
September 27 2016

Presentazione del libro: Servitore di Dio e dell'umanità. Biografia di Benedetto XVI.

All meetings of prayer for peace
October 7 2015

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty - XIII world day against the death penalty

October 5 2015

Fallece un preso japonés tras pasar 43 años en el corredor de la muerte

September 24 2015

Pope Francis calls on Congress to end the death penalty. "Every life is sacred", he said

March 12 2015
Associated Press

Death penalty: a look at how some US states handle execution drug shortage

March 12 2015

Arabie: trois hommes dont un Saoudien exécutés pour trafic de drogue

March 9 2015

Australia to restate opposition to death penalty as executions loom in Indonesia

March 9 2015

Le Pakistan repousse de facto l'exécution du meurtrier d'un critique de la loi sur le blasphème

March 9 2015

Peine de mort en Indonésie: la justice va étudier un appel des deux trafiquants australiens

February 28 2015

13 Ways Of Looking At The Death Penalty

February 15 2015

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

December 11 2014

C’est désormais officiel: Madagascar vient d’abolir la peine de mort!

December 3 2014

5th Circuit Court of Appeals stops execution of Scott Panetti!

go to no death penalty

Non muri ma ponti: il messaggio di Andrea Riccardi al 4° congresso di 'Insieme per l'Europa'

Andrea Riccardi - Oriente e Occidente - Dialoghi di civiltà

Walter Kasper

Laudatio per il prof. Andrea Riccardi in occasione del conferimento del Premio Umanesimo 2016 a Berlino

Medì 2016: PROGRAMMA

Medì 2016: I RELATORI

all documents


Jaca Book

L'Altro, l'Atteso

San Paolo
all books


1232 visits

1231 visits

1163 visits

1412 visits

1250 visits
all the related media