International Day of Human Fraternity

February 4

Text of His Holiness Pope Francis’ Video Message

for International Day of Human Fraternity

February 4, 2023

Dear sisters and dear brothers, good morning!

I greet with affection and esteem the Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayyeb, with whom, exactly four years ago in Abu Dhabi, I signed the Document on Human Fraternity for world peace and living together.

I thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed for his commitment to the path of fraternity; the High Committee for Human Fraternity for the initiatives promoted in various parts of the world; and I also thank the United Nations General Assembly which, by the Resolution of December 2020, established 4 February as International Day of Human Fraternity. I am also pleased to be associated with the commendable initiative of conferring the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity 2023.

In sharing sentiments of fraternity with each other, we are required to become promoters of a culture of peace that encourages dialogue, mutual understanding, solidarity, sustainable development and inclusion.

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