Imam of Al Azhar, Pope Francis co-chair Muslim Elders Council meeting in Bahrain

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Manama, Nov. 1 (BNA): Bahrain hosts on November 4 the 16th meeting of Muslim Council of Elders coinciding with the historical official visit of His Holiness Pope Francis visit to Bahrain at the invitation of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

 

The meeting will be chaired by His Eminence Grand Imam Sheikh of Al Azhar Dr. Ahmed Al Tayyib in the presence of His Holiness Pope Francis.

 

The meeting will review global challenges, including climate changes, lack of food and water, and other humanitarian catastrophes, and the role of religious leaders in addressing them through an Islamic-Christian dialogue.

 

The Secretary-General of the Council of Muslim Elders and the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity Counselor Mohammed Abdulsalam stressed that the meeting symbolizes the relationship between leaders and followers of different religions by providing practical steps and solutions to these challenges from religious and legal perspectives.

 

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