His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today sent a written message to Pope Francis, the Pope of the Vatican.
Delivered by the Advisor to HM the King for Diplomatic Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, the message included an official invitation to Pope Francis to visit the Kingdom of Bahrain.
This came as Pope Francis received, at the Vatican today, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, who conveyed to him the greetings of HM the King, as well as HM’s wishes for abundant health and wellness to him.
Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed expressed HM King Hamad’s appreciation of the pivotal and prominent role played by Pope Francis in establishing and promoting interfaith dialogue and understanding among various cultures and civilisations, as well as in spreading the values of human fraternity and coexistence among all.
He affirmed HM the King’s support for the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together and the lofty principles embedded in it, stressing the importance of building on that document in order to ensure a more prosperous future for the entire humanity.
Pope Francis requested Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed to convey his greetings to HM King Hamad, and his sincere thanks to HM for the kind invitation to visit the kingdom which he loves and appreciates.
Pope Francis asserted that the invitation embodies Bahrain’s status as a role model for openness and coexistence among all its social segments.
He expressed appreciation for HM King Hamad’s wisdom and constant keenness to foster the culture of dialogue and tolerance, praising HM the King’s initiatives aimed at consolidating and spreading the principles of coexistence and fraternity among all countries and peoples.
Source: Bahrain News Agency