۱۸ آذر ۱۳۹۸ |١١ ربيع الآخر ١٤٤١ | Dec 9, 2019
Pope Francis, Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam Confirm Continued Cooperation to Achieve ‘Human Fraternity’

The Pontiff said that major religious institutions are responsible for spreading good principles and values of love and peace.

Hawzah News Agency - Pope Francis on Friday received in the Vatican the Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb of Al-Azhar of Egypt and his retinue. The two leaders confirmed the continuation of cooperation to achieve human fraternity, and spread the values of brotherhood and coexistence.

The Pontiff said that major religious institutions are responsible for spreading good principles and values of love and peace.

In February, the pope and the grand Imam signed a joint declaration in Abu Dhabi, condemning “acts of murder, exile, terrorism and oppression” carried out in God’s name.

Titled “Declaration on Human Fraternity for world peace and living together,” the joint declaration was signed during a global conference on the same topic.

Al-Tayeb, for his part, stressed that his meeting with Pope Francis “is a true call to followers of religions around the world about the necessity of adhering to human brotherhood and rejecting hatred.”

He also underscored the importance of spreading values of brotherhood and coexistence.

Al-Azhar released a statement saying that both Al-Tayeb and Pope Francis had affirmed their appreciation for the global interest in the document.

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