28th INTERNATIONAL MEETING FOR PEACE
This event is the development of an idea which originated from His Holiness Pope John Paul II, who, in 1986, invited sixty religious leaders to Assisi for a "world prayer day". Since then, the Sant'Egidio Community has taken over the duty of spreading the "spirit of Assisi", around the planet and an annual interfaith meeting is organised in different European cities.
The 28th International Meeting entitled "Peace is always possible” was organised by the Sant'Egidio Community in collaboration with the Albanian Bishops' Conference, the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania and the Government of Albania.
Twenty years after the end of the war in the Balkans, Tirana became the world capital for dialogue between religions, hosting religious leaders and intellectuals from all over the world as well as many thousands of pilgrims with different languages and cultures.