In the UAE called the mosque in honor of the virgin Mary to make friends with Christians

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Subtemperate in fotobanka mosque in Abu DhabiIn the UAE called the mosque in honor of the virgin Mary to make friends with Christians© RIA Novosti / Sergey Subtemperate the image Bank

The authorities have renamed one of the mosques of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, in honor of the mother of Jesus Christ Mary, according to Newsweek.

«The mosque was named «Mary the mother of Jesus,» will strengthen the ties between followers of different religions», — leads edition of the words of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, initiated the renaming.

For undertaking the Prince’s thanked the state Minister for the issues of tolerance Sheikha Lubna al-Qasimi and Chairman of the General administration of Islamic Affairs and donations Mattar Mohammed al Kaabi, as well as senior chaplain of the Anglican Church in the vicinity of the mosque Canon Andrew Thompson, noting that he was «delighted with the news.»

«The UAE has always been interested in tolerance and peaceful coexistence based on justice and brotherhood among all people in the country,» said Kaabi.

In February 2016 in the country was opened by the Ministry of tolerance along with the Ministry of happiness «to promote tolerance as a fundamental value in society in the UAE.»

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