Vatican City, July 31, 2020 — His Holiness Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, received Mohammed Abdul Salam, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee of Human Fraternity, on Friday. Pope Francis thanked the Committee for the full support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the UAE Armed Forces, and his willingness to translate the document on human fraternity into practical steps.
He added that the document had always been a source of inspiration for him and his Eminence Dr. Ahmed el-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, to continue to work for the peace and well-being of humanity. He also renewed his support for the Committee in its efforts to implement the principles of the document on human fraternity. Pope Francis was briefed on the programs and initiatives implemented by the committee, including the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity and the Abrahamic Family House. The meeting was attended by Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, former personal secretary to Pope Francis and a member of the committee.