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May 6 2016

Pope receives the Charlemagne Prize. Riccardi: 'Dreaming and working with Francis for a new European humanism'

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"It is a touching speech that shakes Europe from its resignation and from its fears, and inviting everyone to unite to his dream and to work towards a new European humanism.”

Andrea Riccardi commented on the speech by Pope Francis during the award of the prestigious Charlemagne Prize. From the Sala Regia of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the founder of the Community of Sant'Egidio – who received the "Karlpreis" in 2009 – spoke of a strong message of hope that looks to the future and to the new generations. "The appeal of Francis, his heartfelt question 'what has happened to you, Europe?', requires a broad and generous response, far from selfishness and from the walls we are witnessing in recent times. His 'dream' of Europe, he repeated several times - reminiscent of the 'I Have a Dream' of Martin Luther King - urges us to continue to dream with him, of a Europe without walls, but with many bridges to build.

A Europe in which - as has urged us - there is room for everyone: the young, the elderly, migrants and families, along with the rights of every citizen to a more dignified life and of work. But Francis has also shown us the tools to realize this dream: to be able to integrate, communicate and create, the three capacities that must feed this new humanism. In other words, to go beyond any populism and lack of vision, the only way to go if we want to give a future and a new youthfulness to our Europe."


October 24 2016

HUMANITARIAN CORRIDORS, our answer to the war in Syria

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September 23 2016

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

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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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June 19 2009

"Ethiopia, an African Christianism": Historical - religious studies day. Texts and images

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October 27 2016
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Andrea Riccardi: E'andato in pezzi il mosaico del Medio Oriente

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October 24 2016

Corridoi umanitari: a Fiumicino 72 profughi, Gentiloni, Italia fa sua parte, dov’e’ UE?

October 24 2016

Corridoi umanitari: monito all’Europa. Gentiloni accoglie i profughi siriani a Fiumicino

October 21 2016
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October 20 2016
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Andrea Riccardi: Tra USA e Russia perde Aleppo

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September 27 2016

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

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

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

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