Abu Dhabi churches’ group meets Judicial Department official
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.