Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid

Madrid: Avenida Capital de España, 7

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September 15 2019 18:00

Opening Session


Tíscar Espigares

Community of Sant’Egidio, Spain

Inaugural greetings

Carlos Osoro Sierra

Cardinal, Archbishop of Madrid

Message from

Opening remarks

Andrea Riccardi

Historian, Founder of the Community of Sant'Egidio

Filippo Grandi

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Special Adviser to the United Nations General Secretary



Faustin-Archange Touadéra

President of the Central African Republic

Testimonies and comments

Israel Meir Lau

Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv, Israel


Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop, Moscow Patriarchate

Mohammad Al-Mahrasawi

Chancellor of the Al-Azhar University, Egypt