Patriarch John X receives a delegation from the…


Patriarch John X receives a delegation from the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, November 29, 2021

On the morning of Monday, November 29, 2021, Patriarch John X arrived at the Cathedral of the Prophet Elijah in Mussafah in Abu Dhabi.

The Patriarch began his visit by receiving Dr. Mugheer Al-Khaili, Head of the Department of Community Development, accompanied by Dr. Mona Al-Bahr, Mr. Mubarak Al-Amri, Mr. Muhammad Al-Balushi, and Dr. Muhammad Habash, in the presence of His Grace, Bishop Gregorios Khoury and the priests.

In the meeting, His Beatitude stressed the strong and distinguished relationship among the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, the rest of the East, and the UAE. He thanked the continuous support provided by the country in all fields. The continuous support is clear evidence of the country's openness to the other, generous consideration of interfaith and intercultural dialogue, and its respect for human beings and dignity.

On the other hand, Dr. Mughayer expressed his joy and happiness at the meeting with His Beatitude, and the importance of such meetings that would reinforce agreeable relations. He emphasized that the doors of the Emirates are always open to all those who are concerned with serving humanity. He also noted the strong and good relationship with the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East.