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Silvio Ferrari


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Silvio Ferrari is a professor of canon law at the University of Milan and a professor of church-state relations at the University of Leuven in Belgium. An expert on the legal status of Islam in Europe, Ferrari is also the president of the International Consortium for Law and Religious Studies. In the past, he has served as a visiting professor in Paris and worked for numerous international organizations, including the European Union and the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe. Additionally, he founded, with the assistance of other professors, the European Consortium for Church and State Research. His main areas of interest include law and religion in West Europe, comparative law of religions, and relations between Israel and the Vatican.
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