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Interview with Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar

‘Fratelli Tutti’ important for Muslims too

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15 October 2021
“Each one of us has discovered a great spiritual and thoughtful attunement to the crises that afflict contemporary man...”. During his presence in Rome to participate in several important events alongside Pope Francis and other religious leaders, Ahmad Muhammad Al Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar, paid a visit to the offices of Radio Vaticana — Vatican News and answered some questions about his relationship with the Pontiff, one year following the publication of the Encyclical Fratelli Tutti. First and foremost, can you tell us how your friendship with Pope Francis was born and has developed? What does this friendship mean for you? The origins can be found at the beginning of Islam’s relationship with Christianity, when the prophet Muhammad sent his oppressed and impoverished companions and followers who had endured cruel torture by the ...

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