February 25, 2024

Pope Francis has lauded the UAE President’s efforts to support human fraternity.

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According to the Khaleej Times, Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church has praised the President of the United Arab Emirates for supporting human fraternity, following his visit to the Emirates in the year 2019 where he reportedly signed the Document on Human Fraternity.

On the occasion of the International Day of Human Fraternity, Pope Francis congratulated all participants in the Human Fraternity Majlis and everyone involved in the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity, marking the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Document on Human Fraternity.

The bishop of Rome and sovereign of the Vatican City State also expressed his joy that the journey of dialogue, solidarity, and mutual respect which began in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi five years ago is continuing to spread tolerance, coexistence, and acceptance of others.

The 87-year-old spiritual leader also praised the ongoing efforts and unlimited support of the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as well as Dr. Ahmed Al Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar and the Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, for participating in promoting the values of human fraternity, social solidarity. He also lauded them for understanding that human beings are equal and interconnected as brothers and sisters within one human family.

Pope Francis also emphasized achieving human fraternity which requires recognizing the significance of equality among people and further promoting tolerance and peaceful coexistence.

Meanwhile, the International Day of Human Fraternity was established on December 21, 2020, by the United Nations General Assembly, to promote greater cultural and religious tolerance.

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