Vatican City, Aug 26, 2019 / 08:57 am
Pope Francis has given his encouragement to a committee created by the United Arab Emirates for the promotion of his joint statement on human fraternity, signed in Abu Dhabi in February.
Through spokesman Matteo Bruni, Pope Francis said that though "evil, hatred and division often make news, there is a hidden sea of goodness that is growing and leads us to hope in dialogue, reciprocal knowledge and the possibility of building, together with the followers of other religions and all men and women of good will, a world of fraternity and peace."
Bruni added that the pope encouraged the committee's effort to spread knowledge of the fraternity document and he thanked the United Arab Emirates for "the concrete commitment shown on behalf of human fraternity."
Francis also expressed hope that similar initiatives would begin throughout the world, Bruni stated.