(13/02/15) This is the cover of the book El respeto a la vida un camino para la paz, published by San Pablo publishing house. It collects the acts of the International Congress entitled “Respect for life, the way to peace” that was held on 23rd-24th October 2014 at the Bolivarian Pontifical University of Medellin, Colombia. The book begins with the greetings by the Pope emeritus Benedict XVI and the words of the letter sent by Pope Francis to the participants. It contains the interventions of the following speakers: the archbishop of Medellin Ricardo Tobón Restrepo; the Dominican archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, archivist and librarian of the Holy Roman Church; the archbishop Ettore Balestrero, apostolic nuncio in Colombia; Msgr. Elkin Fernando Álvarez Botero, auxiliary bishop of Medellin; Msgr. Giuseppe Antonio Scotti, president of the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation, Msgr. Luis Romera Oñate, magnificent rector of the Pontifical University of Santa Cruz and President of the Conference of Rectors of the Pontifical Universities of Rome; Christian Schaller, awarded with the Ratzinger Prize in 2013; Fr. Mariusz Kucinski, head of the Study Centre Ratzinger-Benedict XVI of Bydgoszcz; Cesar Mauricio Velásquez, member of the Peace and Reconciliation Commission of the Colombian Catholic Church.