Gabriel Quicke, priest of the diocese Bruges (Belgium), studied classic philology and obtained a doctorate with a dissertation entitled: Saint Augustine: A Spiritual Guide for Ecumenism Today: A Study of the ‘Tractatus in Iohannis Evangelium’. He lived as Fidei Donum priest in Lebanon. From 2009 to 2018 he was official at the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and was responsible for the ecumenical dialogue among the Christians in the Middle East. He was professor at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies (KU Leuven). Currently, he is Rector of the Royal Belgian Church and Foundation of Saint Julian of the Flemings. In addition to an academic appointment, he continues to work for Christians in the Middle East, and more specifically for orphans in Iraq, a commitment that moves him deeply and which he experiences as an ‘inclusion of gratitude’ and a ‘fulfilment in life’.