The Rabbi Moshe Rosen award to Andrea Riccardi

In the beautiful setting of the Benedict XIII hall, at the former San Gallicano hospital in Trastevere, next to the roman synagogue and the sites of the millennial presence of Jews in Rome, Andrea Riccardi has been awarded with the "Rabbi Moshe Rosen" award from the Conference of Rabbis of Europe (CER ).

"An award that through my person honors the long-standing commitment of the Community of Sant'Egidio against anti-Semitism, hatred and intolerance as well as for religious freedom and dialogue between religions" said Andrea Riccardi.

The award is in memory of Moshe Rosen, chief rabbi of Romania from 1948 to 1994, who experienced the difficult years of the anti-Semitism and of the Iron Guard, then of the Romanian communism and of the Ceaușescu dictatorship.