Deputy Pope on the King’s Leadership in Promoting Interfaith Dialogue

The Deputy Pope General of the Archdiocese of Rome, Cardinal Angelo de Donatis, praised His Majesty King Mohammed VI for his leadership in promoting interfaith dialogue

The Deputy Pope General of the Archdiocese of Rome, Cardinal Angelo de Donatis, praised His Majesty King Mohammed VI for his leadership in promoting interfaith dialogue, during a meeting held, on Friday, with the Moroccan Ambassador to Italy Youssef Bella.

Cardinal de Donatis said, during this meeting, that Morocco is a land of encounters and openness by evoking the historic event represented by the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Morocco on 30th and 31st March 2019, which opened “a new page in the history of dialogue between religions and for peace.”

For his part, Bella highlighted the insightful leadership and pioneering role of His Majesty in promoting the values ​​of dialogue between religions and different cultures, as well as on the level of mutual respect.

The Moroccan ambassador also highlighted the essential role of the Commander of the Faithful in preserving cohesion and consolidating religious identity on the basis of moderate Islam.

During this meeting, Bella mentioned the various initiatives taken by Morocco of an educational, cultural and social nature to combat extremism and to promote a religious practice based on openness, dialogue and respect for other religions and cultures, such as the Mohammed VI Institute for the Training of Imams, Morchidines and Morchidates whose radiance exceeds national borders by training more than 800 Imam from Africa, Europe and Asia.

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