10 : 22 PM - 04/02/2014
Manama, Feb. 4 (BNA)-- His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received at Sakhir Palace today the Pope's Ambassador Archbishop Petar Rajic who handed him a letter from Pope Francis of the Vatican on bilateral relations and ways of bolstering them.
Archbishop Petar Rajic conveyed to HM the King the Pope's greetings and respect as well as his best wishes of more progress and prosperity to Bahrain.
HM the King welcomed the papal ambassador and asked him to convey his greetings to Pope Francis of the Vatican as well his best wishes to him of abundant health and happiness. HM King Hamad lauded the Pope's role in promoting the spirit of tolerance and co-existence throughout the world. He underlined the need to lay bridges of understanding and co-existence and promote common human values of tolerance and moderation.
He also emphasised Bahrain's keenness on religious tolerance since the antiquity, wishing the papal ambassador every success.
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BNA 1910 GMT 2014/02/04
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