Promoting the values of tolerance and co-existence, the UAE Royal Family signed the foundation stones for a church and a mosque to be built in Abu Dhabi. The church will be named after Saint Francis, and the mosque will be named after Grand Imam Al Tayyeb.
Present at the signing were His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed tweeted, “ My brother Mohammmad Bin Rashid & I have signed the foundation stone for construction of a new ‘Church of Saint Francis’ and ‘Mosque of Grand Imam Ahmad Al Tayyeb’ in Abu Dhabi. They will serve as beacons to uphold the values of tolerance, moral integrity & human fraternity in the UAE.”