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Azhar Imam, Pope Francis are working together to promote peace

Saturday، 29 April 2017 - 01:39 PM

Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayyeb and Pope Francis of the Vatican stressed the necessity of working together to promote peace in the world. 

In a statement by Al-Azhar Sheikhdom following their meeting on Friday, Tayyeb expressed his appreciation of the Pope's historic visit to Cairo and Al Azhar Al-Sharif and his participation in the International Peace Conference that took place at Al-Azhar Conference Center.

The Pope's visit is a message of peace, Tayyeb said, underlining that Al-Azhar, out of its historical role in bringing about peace to the world, is spearheading an international campaign to spread peace among religious leaders and scholars. 

Al-Azhar-sponsored peace conference falls within a series of international conferences organized by Al-Azhar to entrench peace among various cultures and civilizations and fight extremist thoughts that justify the killing of innocent persons in the name of religion, he said. 

The Pontiff, for his part, expressed his appreciation of Tayyeb's invitation to attend Al-Azhar peace conference, stressing the necessity of working together to promote peace and the spirit of cooperation and friendship. (MENA)

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