Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Sheikh appointed Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs

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A Saudi Royal Decree released on Saturday appointed Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Sheikh as the Minister of Islamic affairs, call and guidance.

According to Asharq Al-Awsat’s profile on the minister, Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Sheikh is known for his expertise in Islamic jurisprudence and previously served in a number of governmental institutions, including Director General of Investigations at the Saudi General Presidency, and Second Assistant Secretary General at the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars.

He received his PhD in Islamic Jurisprudence from the Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University, and previously established and ran a number of Islamic charities.

King Salman issued several other decrees on Saturday:

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