Andrea Riccardi

Intro Founder of the Community of Sant'Egidio
Is Politician Religious scholar Theologian Historian Professor
From Italy
Type Academia Politics Religion Social science
Gender male
Birth 16 January 1950, Rome, Italy
Star sign Capricorn
Politics Civic Choice

Andrea Riccardi (born 16 January 1950 in Rome) is an Italian historian, professor, politician and activist, founder of the Community of Sant'Egidio. He served as Minister for International Cooperation without portfolio in the Monti Cabinet.


In 1999, he received the Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. In November 2004, he was given the International Balzan Prize for Humanity, Peace and Brotherhood among Peoples. He has also taught at Sapienza University and the University of Bari. Andrea Riccardi is also a member of the Fondation Chirac's honour committee, ever since the foundation was launched in 2008 by former French president Jacques Chirac in order to promote world peace. He also participated as jury member in 2009 for the Prize for Conflict Prevention awarded every year by this foundation. From 4 January 2013 to 16 May 2013 Riccardi was the President of Civic Choice, a centrist political party.


Sant'Egidio, Rome and the World – by Andrea Riccardi, Peter Heinegg, ISBN 0-85439-559-8 / 9780854395590, Saint Paul Publications French Catholicism Homme et femme, le rêve de Dieu Il secolo del martirio. I cristiani nel Novecento (The Century of Martyrdom. Christians in the 20th Century), 2000 Ils sont morts pour leur foi (They died for their faith), 2002

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