On Thursday, 21 December at 4 p.m., the Farnesina will host the international conference “Inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue in promoting peace: 800 years of the Franciscans’ presence in the Holy Land” with the participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano.
The event, which aims to highlight the key role played by inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue in promoting peace and in building inclusive societies, will open with remarks by Minister Alfano and by Salvatore Martinez, president of the Observatory on Religious Minorities in the World and on the Respect of Religious Liberties.
The conference will continue with contributions by Father Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land, Hassan Abouyoub, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, Ofer Sachs, the Ambassador of the State of Israel and Anton Salman, the Mayor of Bethlehem.
The closing remarks will be made by Minister Alfano.
Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event are requested to apply for accreditation in one of the following two ways:
– by filling the interactive form and clicking on the event concerned at the link http://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp, attaching thereto, unless already provided, the documentation requested in digital format (letter from the media organisation and, for representatives of foreign media, also a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organisation’s Country).
– by sending an email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Institutional Press and Communication Service at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tel. + 39 06/3691.3432 or 8573 or 8210), attaching thereto the letter of his/her media organisation (or press card for freelance reporters) and, for members of the foreign press, a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organisation’s Country.
Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews may collect their accreditation badges in person from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, main entrance – left-hand side – from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.