(ZENIT News / Vatican City, 10.19.2023).- On Wednesday, October 18, Pope Francis received in a private audience the Secretary-General of the Council of Muslim Elders, Mohamed Abdel Salam, who wished to inform him about the ongoing preparations for the Faith Pavilion at COP28. The Council, in collaboration with the COP28 Presidency and the United Nations Environment Programme, will organize this during the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
The pavilion aims to serve as a global platform for dialogue among leaders of various religions and their representatives, engaging them in efforts to address climate change.
In the same context, the Secretary-General also met with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, and Cardinal Miguel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
During the meeting, they discussed the latest developments related to the global summit for religious leaders, the Confluence of Conscience, which is scheduled to take place on November 6 and 7 in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the COP28 Presidency. They also discussed the importance of the message that will emerge from the summit for COP28.