King Meets Delegation of Christian Religious Leaders

تم نشره في Thu 8 September / Sep 2016. 12:00 AM
  • His Majesty Meets with Christian cleric leaders - (Petra)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah II met with members of the Middle East Council of Churches in the presence of HRH Prince Ghazi Bin Mohammad, Chief Advisor to His Majesty King Abdullah II for Religious and Cultural Affairs and Personal Envoy of the King, His Majesty said that Arabs, whether Muslims or Christians on Wednesday, in Al Husseiniya Palace, Amman.

During the meet, He said that Arabs, whether Muslim or Christian, face the same challenges in light of the current situation in the region, and share the responsibility in addressing these challenges, and said said that "we are proud in this country of the values of love, tolerance and peace that we share", adding that Jordan has become a model for coexistence, fraternity and moderation.

The King's meeting with the delegation of Christian religious leaders coincide with the 11th General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches that is held for the first time in Jordan, for 3 days, with the participation of heads of churches in the Middle East, and members of the general assembly representing Christian sects.

King Abdullah reviewed efforts that have been exerted by Jordan in this regard including initiatives and religious conferences such as the conference on the challenges facing Arab Christians, in order to boost dialogue, understanding and co-existence.

Members of the council stressed that Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty the King, represents a unique model for co-existence between Muslims and Christians.

They also praised His Majesty's vision to enhance dialogue between followers of different religions, and launch initiatives and dialogues to enhance tolerance and co-existence.

The council will discuss issues pertaining to Christians' presence in the region, challenges facing them in light of the current situation in the Middle East, as well as the role and future message of the council.