Saudi Arabia to restore a 900-year-old church

The Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Al Rai is in for a historic visit. It’s the first time that the kingdom invites a church leader, unlike Christian politicians who visit the kingdom often. The patriarch met the King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. He also met with the Prime Minister who said that he would return to within days. The kingdom intends to restore a 900-year-old church in . It will be a symbolic gift to the Lebanese Maronite Patriarch and the symbol of the beginning of the Christian-Islamic dialogue. This visit has an important significance since vowed to be open to other faiths. The Crown Prince is aiming at moderating Islam and making a country open to all religions and cultures.

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