Rome, the Iftar dinner an occasion for dialogue between religions

ROMA (ITALPRESS/MNA) – The Iftar dinner was held in Palazzo Brancaccio, the last residence of the Roman Patrician, built in 1880 in the heart of the Eternal City. An evening meal part of the Islamic tradition which breaks the fast during the month of Ramadan. The dinner is an important occasion for inter-religious dialogue, inspired by the principles of human solidarity and peaceful coexistence among peoples. Fraternity and social friendship are also the ways indicated by Pope Francis to build a better world, in his 2020 Encyclical “Fratelli tutti”, in which the Pontiff, retracing the words of Saint Francis of Assisi, invited everyone to a love capable of overcoming distances and geographical barriers and of going beyond the place in the world where one was born and where one lives.
The event was held in the presence of Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia, Archbishop of Rome, Nader Akkad, Imam of the Rome Mosque and Badri Khalfallah, Imam of the Palermo Mosque. Doing the honours was Kamel Ghribi, financier and philanthropist, President of GKSD Investment Holding, Vice President of the San Donato Group and President of the European Corporate Council on Africa and the Middle East.
During the event, the creations of the young Tunisian fashion designer Ali Karoui, much loved by celebrities, including the Spanish influencer and model Georgina Rodriguez, wife of the footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, took part during a catwalk show. The aim was to raise awareness on the Tunisian culture, a country facing economic and health emergency and inflicted by social tensions, but strong in a millenary tradition which, as the result of the multi-ethnic influx of civilizations that have crossed it, constitutes, today more than ever, a heritage to be made known and valued.

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Source: medNews