The Community of St. Egidio hosted the “Bridges of Peace “ meeting in the Italian city of Bologna, marking 32nd edition of the International Meeting in the Spirit of Assisi. Speakers at the gathering included the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani; the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb; and the former President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi.

As reported by Vatican news, Among the issues discussed was inter-religious dialogue, the environment, disarmament, the role of believers in the face of wars, the widespread violence in Latin America, the future of Africa the pontificate of St John Paul II and “Europe and its Crisis.” Fr James Latanzio, General Secretary of the Council of Churches in South Sudan, speaking about the “Bridges of Peace” event, said that, he had “learned from the prayers of Bologna” regarding peace building and noted that the Council of Churches in South Sudan was working to change the narrative from “that of violence to that of peace”.



Source: Vatican news