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Jordan's King Abdullah II, Queen Rania Meet Pope Francis


Thu 10 Nov 2022 | 09:58 PM
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On Thursday, Jordan's King Abdullah II and Queen Rania had a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

The Royal couple's visit came after a few days after the Pope's visit to the Middle East. 

The Royal Hashemite Court examined "the need to sustain interfaith dialogue, promote coexistence and protect the Christian presence in the region."

The statement added: "His Majesty King Abdullah II and Secretary of State of the Holy See Cardinal Pietro Parolin hold an expanded meeting, which covered the importance of breaking the stalemate in the Middle East peace process as a requirement for security, stability, and coexistence."

In 2014, the Pope visited Jordan and held a Mass for 1,400 people in Amman International Stadium after meeting King Abullah at Al Hussein Royal Palace. 

After concluding his visit to the Vatican, King Abdullah II flew to the United Kingdom where he had an audience with King Charles III at Buckingham Palace.