Historical past of the modern day globe and Christianity, Andrea Riccardi has taught as a professor, Modern day Heritage at the University of Bari, the Sapienza College and at the Third College of Rome.

Many universities have awarded him with an honorary degree: the Catholic College of Leuven (Belgium), the College Card. Herrera - CEU of Valencia (Spain), Georgetown College in Washington (Usa), the College of Augsburg ( Germany), the French College Jean Moulin Lyon three ( en raison de solutions éminents à la paix et à l'Université ).

Riccardi is also acknowledged for becoming the founder, in 1968, the Local community of Sant'Egidio . Sant'Egidio nicely as the social dedication and the numerous improvement initiatives in the world-wide south, is recognized for his function in favor of peace and dialogue. In distinct, Riccardi has had a mediating role in a variety of conflicts and contributed to the achievement of peace in some international locations, like Mozambique, Guatemala, Ivory Coast, Guinea. The "Time" journal in 2003 included it in the listing of thirty-six "present day heroes" of Europe, who have distinguished them selves for their skilled bravery and humanitarian initiatives.

Expert of modern humanistic thought, is an authoritative voice on the intercontinental scene. He collaborates with many journals and newspapers such as Corriere della Sera. A scholar of the Church in modern and modern day age, but also of the spiritual phenomenon as a whole. His publications contain The century of martyrdom. The Christians in the twentieth century (Mondadori, Milan 2000-2009 translated and released in ten languages), Charismatic Federal government (Milano Mondadori 2003), Residing With each other (Laterza, Roma-Bari 2006), The Roman Celebration (Morcelliana, Brescia 2007), L ' longest winter. 1943-forty four: Pius XII, Jews and Nazis in Rome (Roma-Bari Laterza 2008). In 2011 he revealed Giovanni Paolo II. The biography (San Paolo, Cinisello Balsamo 2011), which paints a comprehensive picture of this excellent determine of the twentieth century. andrea riccardi (Mondadori, Milan, 2013, currently being translated into 5 languages) analyzes the early positioning pontificate and the challenges of the globalized world. His most latest operate is The massacre of Christians - Mardin, the Armenians and the conclude of a world (Yale University Press, Rome-Bari 2015).

On 21 May 2009 he was awarded the Carlo Magno Prize, which is offered to people and institutions that have distinguished by themselves in the promotion of a united Europe and in the dissemination of a culture of peace and dialogue. It reads in determination: To honor an amazing case in point of civil commitment in favor of a much more humane and integral with the inside of and exterior its borders .

From 16 November 2011 to 27 April 2013, Riccardi was named to fill the submit of Minister for Worldwide Cooperation and Integration in the caretaker authorities of Professor. Mario Monti.

From 2012 to 2014 he was known as to the Collège des Bernardin in Paris to chair the Chair on "Globalization and Christianity." With the "Chaire Andrea Riccardi," transpires the anthropologist René Girard (2009) and the thinker Marcel Gauchet (2010-2011).

On March 22, 2015 was elected President of the Dante Alighieri Culture .