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Pope Francis meets president of Muslim charity organization


Good morning. How are you?

I'm glad to meet you. I'm glad to meet you. Thank you very much.

As a main pillar of his pontificate, Pope Francis continues to meet with Muslim representatives to strengthen relations with Islam.

This time he met with Rabab Al-Sadr, the president of the Imam Al-Sadr Foundation. It is an organization based in Lebanon, working to help overcome poverty, ignorance and disease. 

The institution also promotes the academic formation of women. It was founder by Imam Moussa As-Sadr 50 years ago; and has collaborated in the past with Catholic organizations such as the Order of Malta. 

As a gift, Pope Francis presented the president with his encyclical about the environment and message for World Day of Peace. 

The tone for the meeting was very friendly. As they bid farewell, both Pope Francis and the foundation's delegation expressed their affection and solidarity.