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Alberto Melloni – Professor of the History of Christianity, University of Modena-Reggio Emilia, and UNESCO Chair on Religious Pluralism and Peace

Alberto Melloni is a professor of History of Christianity at the University of Modena-Reggio and Chair Holder of the Unesco Chair on Religious Pluralism and Peace for his university and the University of Bologna. Since 2007 he has also served as director of the John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies in Bologna. He serves on the board of several international journals of religion and has written numerous books on the history of the Vatican. He was a contributing author to The History of the Second Vatican Council and he currently serves as a member of the EU’s TRES (Teaching Religion in a multicultural European Society).