Newsletter from Pisai

Newsletter from PISAI

We have received from Diego Sarrió, “Preside” at PISAI (Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies) the newsletter of 7th October 2019 and translated the editorial, originally in Italian. We refer you to the Website of Pisai for further information.

Dearest Friends,

Pope Francis offered us a wonderful surprise on Sunday 1 September when, after the Angelus prayer, he announced the names of the 13 new cardinals elected, including Mgr Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.J., President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and Mgr Michael L. Fitzgerald, M.Afr., former President of the same Pontifical Council. This announcement filled us with joy not only because it highlights once again how dear inter-religious dialogue is to the Holy Father, but at the same time because the two future cardinals have long ties with our Institute. To both the sincere congratulations of the entire academic community of the PISAI.

The new academic year was also an opportunity to rethink the format of the newsletter we send to the Alumni. As you may recall, in recent years the PAA has sent subscribers a PDF newsletter with news and other information on the life of the Institute. Whenever possible, we have tried hard to translate all the news into Italian, English and French. Starting with this newsletter, we are trying out a new, simpler format: a single newsletter for alumni and other visitors interested in our activities. For now we will limit ourselves to Italian, which is the language shared by all of us. We count on your reactions and advice to help us improve the newsletter. We would be happy to have your contribution of news about your experiences to enrich each other and stay in touch. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Manuela Galaverni, alumna of PISAI, who has been in charge of the implementation of the PAA project since the beginning.

I wish you all a good start to the academic year.

Father Diego

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