In implementation of the "Human Brotherhood" document signed by Pope Francis the Pope, the Catholic Church and Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb in Abu Dhabi last February.
The committee includes the Secretary General of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Archbishop Miguel Angel Ayoso Guixot, the President of Al-Azhar University, Prof. Dr. Mohamed El-Mahrousaoui, the Personal Secretary of Pope Francis the Father Dr. Yoannis Lahza Gedi, and the former Counselor of Sheikh Al-Azhar, Judge Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel Salam and Head of the Department of Culture and Tourism. Abu Dhabi Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary General of the Council of Muslim Elders Dr. Sultan Faisal Al Rumaithi and UAE writer and journalist Yasser Hareb Al Muhairi.
On this occasion, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said that the announcement of the formation of the committee confirms the keenness to implement common visions to develop initiatives and ideas calling for tolerance, cooperation and coexistence and putting them into effect. All efforts aimed at promoting peace and spreading the principles of brotherhood and peaceful coexistence worldwide.
The committee is tasked with setting a framework for the next phase to ensure the realization of the goals of the Universal Declaration of Humanity, working on the preparation of plans, programs and initiatives to activate the provisions of the document and follow up its implementation at all regional and international levels and holding international meetings with leaders and religious leaders and heads of international organizations and personalities to sponsor and support The idea for which this historic document was born for world peace and coexistence, as well as urging the legislative authorities to pay attention to the provisions of the document in national legislation in order for future generations to take root Mutual respect and coexistence as brothers in humanity and supervision of the Abrahamic family home. The committee may add new members by agreement among its members in accordance with the objectives of its formation and the objectives of the document.
It is worth mentioning that this historic document came as a joint declaration of good intentions to unite all and work together for future generations to live in an atmosphere of culture and mutual respect and to live together brothers in humanity until a world peace enjoyed by everyone in this life.
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tayyib, and His Holiness Pope Francis, the Catholic Church, paid a historic visit to the UAE from February 3 to 5, 2019 and signed the document "Human Brotherhood - Abu Dhabi Declaration" and announced it to the world. Capital of the United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi.
His Eminence the Grand Imam of the Council of Muslim Elders witnessed the activities of the meeting of the Humanitarian Brotherhood organized by the Council of Muslim Elders and a number of various programs held on the sidelines of the visit and held a meeting of the Council of Muslim Elders attended by Pope Francis, who held a papal mass attended by some 180,000 UAE residents. And visitors from outside, in an atmosphere of tolerance, love and peace.
The mass received wide coverage from television stations from around the world, and the number of media institutions present to cover about 200 international institutions.
His stay on the UAE's land carried important connotations reflecting the state's approach and commitment to the principle of tolerance and asserting that religious beliefs can flourish in a land of religious diversity and promote peaceful coexistence among all religions.
The signing of the Humanitarian Document and its accompanying activities is one of the important milestones that embodied the UAE's commitment to promoting interfaith dialogue and common values such as tolerance and peaceful coexistence among all people of all religions and faiths.