Lebanese Patriarch to meet King Salman in first visit by Church leader

The upcoming visit of the Head of the Council of Catholic Patriarchs of the East will be the first visit by a church leader to the kingdom. (Al Arabiya)

Saudi Minister of State for Gulf Affairs, Thamer al-Sabhan announced the upcoming visit of the Head of the Council of Catholic Patriarchs of the East, Lebanese Patriarch, Beshara al-Ra'i, to Saudi Arabia.

Al-Sabhan added that the visit, which is expected in the next few weeks, confirms the openness of the Kingdom.

"The visit of Patriarch Bishara al-Ra'i to the Kingdom affirms the Kingdom's approach to understanding, openness and peaceful coexistence with all the constituents of the Arab peoples," Sabhan said on Friday.

Al-Ra'i received an invitation to to meet King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, recently according to the Charge d'Affaires of the Saudi Embassy in Lebanon, Ambassador Walid al-Bukhari.

Bukhari described the visit as one of the most important official visits as he will be the first church leader to visit the kingdom.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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