At the end of his visit to Rome, the European Council President Herman Van Rompuy visited today at the Community of Sant'Egidio, where he was received by the President of the Community Marco Impagliazzo, and other leaders.
Discussions focused on issues related to Europe and its fundamental role in the current crisis.
The European institutions, it was said, are essential to help every country in the framework of a common destiny which now binds together each member state.
The President was shown the international activities of Sant'Egidio, and in particular its presence in Europe and Africa.
As for this continent, the President thanked the Community for its role in supporting democratic transitions in West Africa.
Finally, Herman Van Rompuy has expressed a strong interest in the work of interreligious dialogue that Sant'Egidio promotes for years in the sense of the spirit of Assisi.