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June 11 2014

Appeal by Andrea Riccardi for the Christians of Mosul: a humanitarian catastrophe is under way in Iraq

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ROME - "In northern Iraq, and especially in Mosul, an explosion of extremist violence is jeopardising the success of a project of religious integration and social development, based on living together and cooperation between Christians and Muslims, which used to be a model throughout the country; and from the fragmentary information that is coming from Mosul Christians are once again the victims of terrorism and massacres.” And the alarm raised by prof. Andrea Riccardi, the founder of the Community of Sant'Egidio, who calls on the international community and the Iraqi government to "do everything possible to break the cycle of violence that seems to aim to halve the Middle Eastern country". Riccardi also launched an appeal in particular to humanitarian agencies so that they "intervene promptly to the rescue of the people on the run - we are talking about hundreds of thousands of people, mostly families with children - that flock to the border with Kurdistan, hampered by the militia of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis)". The victims reported are already numerous and a few sacred buildings, churches and monasteries, have been set on fire.
The Community of Sant'Egidio has followed for some time the evolution of the situation in the province of Nineveh where, until a few days ago, about half of the 400 thousand Iraqi Christians lived. A month ago the president of the Provincial Council Ahmed Bashar Kitti was in Rome as a guest of the Community along with Christian deputy Anwar Hadaya to discuss integration and economic development projects elaborated in the region. "Now, says prof. Riccardi, everything risks to be definitively compromised, and if nothing is done quickly, we will see another humanitarian catastrophe". "We are close - said the founder of the Community of Sant'Egidio – to the Christians persecuted and forced to flee; in particular, to the Chaldean bishop of Mosul, Amel Nona, who has decided to stay close to his faithful persecuted, and to our friend, Syriac Orthodox bishop Daoud Shalaf. Their request for help should not fall on deaf ears".

October 24 2016

HUMANITARIAN CORRIDORS, our answer to the war in Syria

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October 13 2016

A delegation of the Community of Sant'Egidio meets the President of the Central African Republic Touadéra

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October 5 2016

5th October, World Teacher’s Day: All to school…of peace!

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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 19 2016

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

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September 17 2016

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

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October 24 2016

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

October 21 2016
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Andrea Riccardi: La guerriglia colombiana ha perso la fede

October 20 2016
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October 16 2016
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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 11 2016
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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
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March 12 2015

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

March 9 2015

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

March 9 2015

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

March 9 2015

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February 28 2015

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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!

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Libya: The humanitarian agreement for the region of Fezzan, signed at Sant'Egidio on June 16th 2016 (Arabic text)

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L'Altro, l'Atteso

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