Saudi Crown Prince Committed To Interfaith Dialogue As He Meets Canterbury’s Archbishop

PHOTO: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (CR) and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (CL) view a collection of early religious texts in the library during a private meeting at Lambeth Palace in London on March 8, 2018.
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held a private meeting Thursday with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, where he made a “strong commitment” to interfaith dialogue, the archbishop’s office said.

During the hour-long visit at Lambeth Palace, the pair discussed the crown prince’s reform plans and Welby — the head of the Anglican church — expressed his concerns about the treatment of Christians in Saudi Arabia.

“The Crown Prince made a strong commitment to promoting the flourishing of those of different faith traditions, and to interfaith dialogue within the Kingdom and beyond,” the archbishop’s office said in a statement.

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