A Catholic archbishop, major city imams, high-ranking Italian politicians, and businesses gathered in Rome on Friday for an iftar dedicated to interfaith cooperation and boosting understanding of Tunisian culture.

Kamel Ghribi, a Tunisian investor and president of the European Corporate Council on Africa and the Middle East, held the dinner in Palazzo Brancaccio, a baroque edifice in the heart of Rome.

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Vatican Academy for Life, Nader Akkad, imam of the Great Mosque of Rome, and Badri Madani, imam of the Palermo Mosque, were among the guests.

Minister for Institutional Reforms Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, Italy’s Chief Justice Pietro Curzio, Sicily Governor Renato Schifani, former Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese, former Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, and Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo bank all attended an interfaith prayer.

“This gathering is an important occasion for inter-religious dialogue, inspired by the principles of human solidarity and peaceful coexistence among peoples,” Paglia stated.

“Fraternity and social friendship are also ways indicated by Pope Francis to build a better world through love capable of crossing all boundaries.”

Following the dinner, the young Tunisian designer Ali Karoui’s fashion creations were displayed.



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