Marco Impagliazzo, professor of History at the university for Foreigners of Perugia, 47 years, has been elected again President of the Community of Sant'Egidio. The new Council of Presidency collects persons of 11 nationalities.
The Community of Sant'Egidio, as is known, is an International Lay Public association recognized by the Holy See and an International No profit Organization recognized by the UN within the ECOSOC.
The Community of Sant'Egidio is present - as ecclesial community and with social, educational and peace actions - in over 70 countries of the world. It counts over 60,000 members.
Among the most remarkable projects, the DREAM programme, that treats free of charge 70,000 AIDS patients in Africa.
The Community of Sant' Egidio, in the person of the founder, prof. Andrea Riccardi, will be honored in Germany, in Aachen (Aix-La-Chapelle), with the Charlemagne Prize, next May 21. This is an award - usually bestowed on heads of state and institutional personalities - that underlines the extraordinary and propositive role of prof. Riccardi and of the Community of Sant'Egidio in the elaboration of a new thought on the role of Europe.