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John Paul II Foundation / Magazine (Page 4)

President Andrea Bottinelli's letter of greetings addressed to all those who contribute to the promotion of the Foundation's values and work. The "Bethlehem Reborn" Exhibition, an ideal setting that allowed us to tell the story of the Foundation for fifteen days with a rhapsodic narrative, from current economic and cultural issues to the more challenging social-religious ones with the pleasant Italo-Palestinian folk counterpoint and the sweetness of fairy tales recited to children, which I believe struck the interest if not the curiosity of many friends and visitors, has recently ended. I am sure it has not escaped anyone's notice how the events "Scientific Committee," "Foundation Day," and "Mediterranean Youth Council," gathered in the splendid halls of the Museo degli Innocenti with the participation of authoritative representatives of Arab and Palestinian diplomacy, high church dignitaries, culture, politics and the City of Florence, had a strong media and emotional prominence. All the...

From Feb. 23 to 27, the second "Mediterranean Frontier of Peace" meeting of reflection and spirituality was held in Florence. The conference followed, and developed, the lines drawn at the meeting held in Bari in February 2020, when Pope Francis had entrusted an important "work of reconciliation and peace" to the Catholic bishops of the dioceses bordering the Mediterraneano....

It's been three years since I attended the historic meeting that took place in Abu Dhabi, where the grandeur of Pope Francis' human and spiritual charisma united in a historic embrace with that of the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, evoking centuries later the meeting between St. Francis and the Sultan of Egypt Malik al Kamel in Damietta, who opened the ways of dialogue....

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