French cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran’s visit marks the first official meeting between Saudi ruler and a Catholic official.
It followed a flurry of similar gatherings between senior Saudi figures and representatives of other Christian traditions in recent months.
The kingdom hosts Islam‘s holiest sites but bans the practice of other faiths.
The meeting in Riyadh between the king and Tauran, who heads the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, is the first between the current Saudi ruler and a Catholic official.
Categories: Catholic Church, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, The Muslim Times
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