Meeting with Italian Groups
July - 22 August 2009
29 July 2009
S. Khoury met an Italian delegation from northern Italian cities led by Fr.
Gian Antonio Urbani. Dr. Khoury discussed with them the state of local
Christians and the role of local theology and the impact of the Pope’s visit
on the local church.
4 August 2009
S. Khoury met with an Italian group led by Fr. Nandino and visited the
uprooted villages of Kufur Bir’am and Iqrit in Galilee. Dr. Khoury presented
the history of these two villages and the rest of the uprooted villages in
10 August 2009
delegation from Southern Italy led by Dr. Paolo Farina visited Al-Liqa’
Center. They were briefed on the Center, its goals, its programs and the
Center’s role in interfaith dialogue and Palestinian theology.
12 August 2009
S. Khoury met a group of young Italians and discussed with them Christian
Arab presence in the Holy Land and the importance of dialogue with Muslims.
and the group discussed the impact of the visit of His Holiness the Pope on
the local church.
22 August 2009
from Catholic University of Milano led by Dr. Caterina
visited the Center. The delegation was
briefed on the goals and activities of the Center. Discussions followed
which focused on the importance of interfaith dialogue and the role of
Palestinian theology in crystallizing the identity and message of the local