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Laurent Basanese

Originally from Lyon, an engineer by training, Father Basanese joined the Jesuits in 1997. Holder of a doctorate in Arab and Islamic studies (PISAI) and a doctorate in sciences of religions and systems of thought (EPHE), he has been a professor at the Faculty of Missiology of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome since 2018, where he directs the Centre for Interreligious Studies since 2015. Director of the journal Interreligious and Intercultural Investigations.

In February 2020 he was appointed Consultor of the Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.


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Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d’Islamistica - Italy

Centro Studi Interreligiosi della Gregoriana - Italy

The document on Human Fraternity: theological, philosophical and social reflections and developments (Rome)

Study on the theme of fraternity from the Abu Dhabi Document on HUMAN FRATERNITY FOR WORLD PEACE AND LIVING TOGETHETR, signed by Pope Francis and the Great Imam of Al-Azhar on February 4, 2019

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