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Cardinal Ayuso thanks the UN for its work for human fraternity

The Document on Human Fraternity signed by Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi was a milestone in the effort to achieve world peace and coexistence. In the meeting of last December 7, Cardinal Ayuso and Antonio Guterres exchanged impressions to continue working along the line marked by the Holy Father.

David Fernández Alonso-December 10, 2021-Reading time: < 1 minutes
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Cardinal Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, traveled to New York last December 7 to meet with António Guterres, UN Secretary General, together with some members of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity.

During the meeting, Card. Ayuso Guixot recalled the special mission of this committee, aimed at promoting the good of all humanity, especially the young.

António Guterres expressed the appreciation and willingness on the part of the United Nations, and his own, to support the initiatives of the High Committee in promoting the content of the "Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Common Coexistence" signed in Abu Dhabi on February 4, 2019 by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb. The members of the High Committee thanked the Secretary General for the decision of the United Nations General Assembly to proclaim February 4 as World Day of Human Fraternity. In the afternoon of December 7, a meeting was also held with Miguel Angel Moratinos, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, to check the possibility of cooperation in various initiatives.

The atmosphere of lively cordiality was the ideal setting to present the UN Secretary General and Mrs. Latifa ibn Ziaten with the Zayed Prize for Human Fraternity, which they received on February 4, 2021, for their commitment to the promotion of a culture of peace, coexistence and solidarity.

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