Vatican City, Mar 3, 2021 / 13:00 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Pope Francis said on Wednesday that he was “delighted” to learn that a Muslim group had overseen the translation of his latest encyclical into Russian.
In a message released by the Holy See press office on March 3, the pope said it was “a beautiful and joyful surprise” to hear that the encyclical Fratelli tutti had been translated into Russian and presented at a cultural center in the capital, Moscow.
“In this way, it will be made available to a large number of men and women of goodwill who wish to confront this text,” the pope said in the message dated Feb. 17.
“I was also delighted and impressed by the fact that it was the Muslim International Forum that edited this Russian-language translation.”
According to its website, the Muslim International Forum seeks the “consolidation of moderate and constructive forces of the entire Muslim world.”