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SIR, 04/10/2017


Comece-Holy See: Rome, a conference, “(Re)thinking Europe”. EU at a crossroads. What future? Debates and an audience with the Pope


SIR - The programme of the international conference named “(Re)thinking Europe – A Christian contribution to the future of the European project”, due in Vatican City from 27th to 29thOctober, after the opening speeches by cardinals Parolin and Marx and by the deputy president of the EU Commission, Timmermans, will have a first session, “Europe at a crossroads”, with a speech by Pat Cox, former president of the European Parliament.


It will be followed by three workshops, about “Integration – Building bridges between and within the member states”; “Dialogue – The state of democracy in Europe”; “The force to create – What economy for Europe, in a constantly changing world”. In the evening, a prayer with Rome’s poor people, in the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere. On October 28th, workgroups on “Speaking of Europe”, followed by Mass. In the afternoon, a debate about “Discussing Europe”, followed by an audience with Pope Francis, which will be attended by the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani. Lastly, closing Mass in St Peter’s basilica on October 29th.


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