5th Meeting of the National Delegates for Relations with Muslims in Europe

Scutari, Albania, 07-09 February 2018

After the meetings in Bordeaux (2009), Turin (2011), London (2013) and St. Maurice (2015), the 2017 meeting of those in charge of relations with Muslims in Europe will take place in Scutari (Albania). The meeting, which usually see the participation of the representative of the Pontifical Council for inter-religious dialogue, is an opportunity to examine in depth the situation of dialogue with Muslims within the various communities in Europe. 


Faith and Spirituality in the Relations between Christians and Muslims


Hotel Colosseum

Rruga Kol Idromeno - Shkoder, Albania


Among the speakers:

  • H.E. Mgr Angelo Massafra, Metropolitan Archbishop of Shkodër-Pult, Albania
  • Fr Andrea Pacini, Theological Faculty of Northern Italy - Turin’s section, Italy
  • Mgr Khaled Akasheh, Bureau Chief for Islam at the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Holy See
  • H.E. Mgr Charles John Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Albania
  • Br Ignazio De Francesco, monk at “Little Family of the Annunciation, Montesole”, Italy
  • Imam Lauren Luli, Vice-President of the Muslim Community in Albania
  • His Grace (Haxhi) Baba Edmond Brahimaj Kryegjyshi (leader of the order Bektashi)
  • Mrs Friederike Dostal, Responsible for the Adult Catechumenate Unit, Wien, Austria
  • H.E. Mgr Claude Rault, Bishop emeritus of Laghouat Ghardaïa, Algeria
  • Fr Vincent Feroldi, Director of the National Service for the Relations with Islam, France
  • H.E. Mgr George Frendo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiranë-Durrës, Albania
  • H.E. Mgr Brendan Leahy, in charge of the Interreligious dialogue section of the CCEE Commission Evangelisation and Culture


Trascription of the Message of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, Prefect of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue - TEXT IN ITALIAN


2018 - Meeting of the National Delegates of the Bishops' Conferences for relations with Muslims in Europe