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“There is no development without solidarity,” says Pope Francis

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Feb. 11, 19 | 2:37 pm

WAM: During the second day of World Government Summit in Dubai, His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, underscored the importance of solidarity if the world wants to deliver sustainable development.

“We cannot really speak of sustainable development without solidarity,” the Pope said in a video message shown to the world leaders and participants of the summit.

Pope Francis also recalled his own visit to the United Arab Emirates earlier this month.

“I encountered a modern country which is looking to the future without forgetting its roots,” Pope Francis said.

“I also saw how even in the desert the flowers spring up and grow. I returned home with the hope that many deserts in the world can bloom like this,” he added.

Pope Francis ended the message by thanking the participants of the event for their efforts for sustainable development.

“I am thanking you and your commitment in these days, as you face fundamental issues including political challenges, economic development, protection of the environment and the use of technology,” the Pope said.

Among those present in the session include His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of Federal National Council, FNC; H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior;H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group; H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; and Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, and Chairman of the WGS.

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Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

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