Pope Francis with Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed during his visit to the UAE. File / WAM
Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church praised the UAE's approach that enhances the pillars of tolerance, coexistence and peace.
While receiving a UAE delegation that included members of the Emirati Embassy in Madrid and the Tolerance and Coexistence Training Programme of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), Pope Francis said that he has good memories of his visit to the country last February.
The UAE is a role model of coexistence and human fraternity and represents a meeting place among various civilisations and cultures, he said.
He looks forward to spreading and establishing the culture of peace, tolerance and coexistence in the world and building bridges of communication among various religions and cultures, he added.
Members of the delegation extended thanks to Pope Francis for hosting them.
Sara Al Mahri, Head of the Economic, Political and Media Affairs Section at the Embassy of the UAE in Madrid, conveyed to him the regards of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Supreme Council members, Rulers of the Emirates.
She also spoke about the key role of the UAE in strengthening the values of tolerance and the efforts of the Emirati organisations to spread and boost dialogue, acceptance of others, and openness to various cultures at local, regional and international avenues.
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Tolerance is part of our heritage and we will continue to consolidate it in our society to set an example for the world, says Mohammed.
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