2016 (EN)

The conference entitled "Religion and Terrorism" was held at the Cultural Islamic Centre of Italy (the "Great Mosque of Rome"). Various Perspectives ", which included among its speakers were Dr. Rayed Khalid Krimly, Ambassador of the Custos of the Two Sacred Mosques in Italy and Malta and President of the Islamic Centre itself, Prof. Olivier Roy, Professor of Mediterranean Studies and Director of the Mediterranean Program at the European University Institute, Prof. Franco Cardini, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History. Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali/Scuola Normale Superiore Firenze/Pisa, and Prof. Andrea Margelletti, President of the Ce. S. I. C. Center for International Studies. The conference was moderated by Paolo Di Giannantonio (TG1 journalist, Rai). The work of the conference was opened with a message of greeting and congratulations from H. E. E.. Cardinal Jean Luis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, read by Mons. Khaled Akasheh, Secretary Commission for Relations with the Muslims of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
Among the numerous participants present in the crowded Conference Room of the Islamic Centre, the Hon. Fabrizio Cicchitto, President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, the Hon. Khaled Chaouki, Prefect Giovanna Maria Iurato, Central Director for Cult Affairs of the Ministry of Interior, Cons. Marco Canaparo, Diplomatic Councillor of the Minister of the Interior Alfano, the Min. Pl. Enrico Granara, Coordinator for Multilateral Affairs of the Mediterranean and Middle East of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Cons. Carlo Batori, Head of Office. VIII DG Political Affairs and Security, again by MAECI, as well as Arab and Islamic Ambassadors and officials of various Diplomatic Missions, professors and university rectors, prominent exponents of the Holy See, as well as representatives of the most prestigious study and think tanks centres and the major Italian journalistic and media publications.