Margaret Karram: Ambassador of unity “I dream of a world at peace!”
The Teenager Today|April 2021
Margaret Karram is the newly-elected president of the worldwide Focolare Movement, the third President since its foundation by Chiara Lubich in Italy, and is now present in 182 countries, seeking to promote dialogue, peace and unity. She was elected President at the recently-held General Assembly in Rome on 31 January 2021.
Rose Aloysius

Margaret was born of Arab Christian parents in Haifa, Israel. Her land has seen many conflicts throughout the ages between Jews and Arab Palestinians, with a succession of violent wars and many deaths.

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