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Diego Sarrió Cucarella

Father Diego is a member of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers). He has worked in Sudan, Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia, where he directed the Bibliothèque des Sciences des Religions, in Tunis, and was part of the Groupe de recherches islamo-chrétien (GRIC). He holds a Licentiate in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI) and a PhD in Theological and Religious Studies from Georgetown University.

His research and publications focus on the intellectual history of Christian-Muslim relations and the continuing reciprocal theological constructions that this history has bequeathed to Christians and Muslims today. He currently lectures at PISAI, where he is also the President since September 2018. He also teaches at the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. He is Honorary Fellow of Australian Catholic University and Consultor for the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. He collaborates with the National Office for Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue (UNEDI) of the Italian Bishops’ Conference.

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Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d’Islamistica - Italy

Pontificia Università 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 Grand Imam of Al-Azhar on February 4, 2019

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Corresponding across Religious Borders: The Letter of al-Qūṭī

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  • Diego Sarrió Cucarella

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