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Orlando Andrea

Minister of Justice, Italy

Andrea Orlando (born 8 February 1969) is an Italian career politician. He is a founding member of the Democratic Party and has served as minister of justice since February 2014 in the Renzi Cabinet. Before that, he was environment minister in the Letta Cabinet from April 2013 to February 2014.

Orlando was born in La Spezia on 8 February 1969. He is a high-school graduate with a major in scientific subjects. He does not have university degree.

Orlando began his political career in the Communist Party and in 1990 he was elected to the city council of La Spezia with the party. In 2003 he became deputy national coordinator of the Left Democrats. Then he became a founding member of the Democratic Party. He has been a member of the parliament since 2006 with the party, representing the Liguria district. He served in different parliamentary commissions. In 2009, he was made the head of the justice forum of the Democratic Party. He is known as one of the "Young Turks" in the Italian politics.

He was appointed minister of environment in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Enrico Letta on 28 April 2013. Orlando succeeded Corrado Clini in the aforementioned post. In February 2014 Orlando was appointed minister of justice in the government led by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

[September 2016]
Source: Wikipedia

Assisi 2016 - Thirst for Peace


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September 13 2016

30 years of dialogue in a 30 seconds videoclip. Watch! #peaceispossible #Assisi2016

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September 8 2016

Mercy, the Heart of Peace: Prayer and dialogue for peace in the Spirit of Assisi

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September 30 2015

VIDEO: Refugee crisis, one of the main topics at Sant'Egidio's international meeting "Peace is Alway Possible"

September 22 2015

In the Great Lakes region, wounded by so much violence, Sant'Egidio speaks of peace in the Spirit of Assisi #peaceispossible

A meeting between the religions in Bukavu in communion with Tirana
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September 21 2015

Peace is possible also in Nakuru, Kenya

More than 2000 youth gathered for a Prayer in the Spirit of Assisi run by the Community of Sant'Egidio
September 15 2015

The religious leaders of Benin united against violence affirm their commitment to peace in communion with Tirana

They claim that "Peace is always possible"
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October 20 2016

One month after Assisi 2016, many meetings to answer to the "Thirst for Peace" of the world

Among the latest: Kenya, Uganda etc...
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October 19 2016

Out of war, beyond the sea: the way of hope. WATCH!

In the next few days other refugees from Syria will arrive to Italy through the humanitarian corridors. Here is a video with voices and stories of those who have fled from war and arrived to Italy with this project.
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A delegation of the Community of Sant'Egidio meets the President of the Central African Republic Touadéra

Among the discussed topics: DREAM Programme, health and work for peace
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September 30 2016
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ad Assisi l'Onu delle Religioni per la Pace
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