Vatican preparing audience with Al-Azhar imam Monday

Pope Francis to meet Ahmad Al-Tayyib

20 May, 09:56

    Ahmad Al-Tayyib, imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar University Ahmad Al-Tayyib, imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar University

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican is preparing a papal audience on Monday with Ahmad Al-Tayyib, imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar University, the centre of Sunni Muslim learning, Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Thursday. "We still don't have the time or the precise terms, but it is expected to take place," he said. Pope Francis said on a flight taking him back from Mexico in February: "I want to meet him, we are preparing it, you'll see we'll do it".

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