In Arabic and English.. Sheikh Al-Azhar congratulates the Christian brothers on the Merry Christmas

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Chairman of the Council of Muslim Elders, congratulated Pope Francis, Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria, Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Christian brothers in the East and West on the holidays. Christmas.

Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb said in a tweet on his Twitter account in Arabic and English today, Sunday: “I congratulate my dear brothers and friends Pope Francis, Pope Tawadros, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Justin Welby, and Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I.”

It also included congratulating the Sheikh of Al-Azhar, church leaders, and Christian brothers in the East and West on Christmas, and he said in his tweet: “I pray to God that the voice of brotherhood and peace will be louder, and that safety and stability will prevail everywhere.”

On Saturday, Christmas celebrations according to the Western calendar began with the arrival of the Christmas procession from the Latin Patriarchate at Bab al-Khalil in the Old City of Jerusalem, to the Church of the Nativity Square in Bethlehem in the West Bank, amid calls for peace and reconciliation.

Pope Francis, during the Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican, urged people to do good deeds during the Christmas period. Pope Francis said: “God loves not only good appearances, but also concrete actions, do not let Christmas pass without doing something good.”

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