Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, has prolonged his warm greetings to the management and those of the United Arab Emirates ahead of his visit to the united states on February three to 5, 2019.
In a video message launched by using the Vatican, the Pope careworn that the UAE become a "United States where such a lot of humans find a safe place to stay and paintings with the freedom that respects differences." He stated he became "overjoyed to be assembled with a people who stay out their gift and stay up for the destiny."
Quoting the past due to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the UAE, the Pope said, "authentic wealth lies now not just in cloth possibilities. The actual wealth of a country is the folks that hear the sound of their destiny."
Pope Francis thanked His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy very best Commander of the UAE military, for inviting him to "take part in a communicate of religions titled 'Human Fraternity'." He additionally extended his gratitude to the UAE authorities for his or her "exceptional cooperation, first-rate hospitality, and brotherly welcome."
He went directly to express his gratitude to "my brother and dear friend Dr. Ahmed Al Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar."
Pope Francis thanked them eager about "their braveness and resolution in stressing that religion in God unites us all and in no way divides."
"Faith brings us together even in the face of variations. It additionally continues us far away from hostility and indifference. I am glad in this event, granted to me by way of God, with the intention to create a new chapter inside the history of relations between faiths," Pope added.
He concluded by pronouncing that he seemed ahead to "assembly with the Zayed own family at the Zayed domestic, home of prosperity and peace, of co-existence and collaboration."