Andrea Mandonico’s book Mio Dio, come sei buono. La vita e il messaggio di Charles de Foucauld (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2020) has won the second edition of the Literary Award of the Ambassadors to the Holy See 2021.
This Literary Award, established in 2019 at the initiative of a large group of Ambassadors to the Holy See, which also pays homage to the language of Dante and to the country that hosts their embassies, is aimed at authors who publish books in Italian for the general public on topics related to Christian culture and values, to relations between Christian Churches and States, to the history of the Christian Churches and to interreligious dialogue.
A priest of the Society of African Missions, Andrea Mandonico is the postulator for the Cause of Canonization of Little Sister Madeleine, the foundress of the Little Sisters of Jesus, and vice postulator for the cause of Charles de Foucauld. He is a lecturer at the Gregorian Center for Interreligious Studies and a member of the PLURIEL research group in Rome, which brings together professors from the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI).
The academic community of PISAI congratulates Prof. Mandonico on this prestigious recognition