Pope Francis has issued a message to a special session of the United Nations Security Council convened to promote the “human fraternity” the Pontiff espouses.
In a special meeting June 14, the U.N. Security Council members met specifically to discuss “the values of human fraternity in promoting and sustaining peace,” and did so by “building on” the 2019 Abu Dhabi document on human fraternity, which Francis drew up with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Al Sharif, Ahmed Al-Tayeb.
Christian critics of the Pope’s concept say it is “blasphemous” and looks to “overturn” the Gospel.
The Pope’s address was delivered by Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations. Francis started by noting that the Security Council’s “mandate … to safeguard the world’s security and peace, at times seems in people’s eyes to be powerless and paralyzed.”
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