Abu Dhabi churches’ group meets Ju­di­cial Depart­ment of­fi­cial

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A del­e­ga­tion in­clud­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Ro­man Catholic, Angli­can and Cop­tic churches yes­ter­day met coun­sel­lor Yousef Al Abri, un­der­sec­re­tary of Abu Dhabi Ju­di­cial Depart­ment.

The pur­pose of the meet­ing was to en­cour­age di­a­logue be­tween var­i­ous re­li­gious groups in the emi­rate, based on the Ju­di­cial Depart­ment’s aims to en­hance the ef­fec­tive­ness of the ju­di­cial pro­cesses, en­sure ser­vices are ac­ces­si­ble to all seg­ments of the so­ci­ety, achieve a fair jus­tice sys­tem, and to es­tab­lish a cul­ture of tol­er­ance and ac­cep­tance.

The del­e­ga­tion in­cluded Pas­tor Luke of the Catholic Church in the UAE and Oman, Bishop Bishoy of St Antony Cop­tic Or­tho­dox Cathe­dral in Abu Dhabi and Joseph Fara­galla, pas­tor at the Ara­bic Evan­gel­i­cal Church in Abu Dhabi.

At the meet­ing, Salah Al Ju­naibi, di­rec­tor of in­sti­tu­tional com­mu­ni­ca­tion and in­ter­na­tional co-op­er­a­tion at the Ju­di­cial Depart­ment, said the depart­ment was work­ing to im­ple­ment the di­rec­tives of Sheikh Man­sour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of Pres­i­den­tial Af­fairs,

The pur­pose of the meet­ing was to en­cour­age di­a­logue be­tween re­li­gious groups in the emi­rate

as well as the chair­man of the depart­ment, to meet the needs of every sec­tion of so­ci­ety in Abu Dhabi.

These in­clude ju­di­cial ser­vices, pro­tect­ing the rights and free­doms of in­di­vid­u­als and the pri­vacy of their var­i­ous be­liefs un­der the um­brella of the rule of law, state news agency Wam re­ported.

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