Saudi Arabia has agreed a deal with the Vatican to build churches for Christian worshippers in the Arab country.
For the first time in the country’s history it has signed a cooperative agreement and advocated the important role of religions and cultures in renouncing violence, extremism, terrorism and achieving security and stability in the world.
The Secretary General of the Muslim World League, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdel Karim Al-Issa and the President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue in the Vatican and the French cardinal of the Catholic Church Jean-Louis Tauran signed the agreement to achieve mutual goals between both sides.
The agreement also states that a coordinating joint committee will be established comprising two representatives for both sides to organize future meetings. The committee is expected to be held once every two years and its meetings will be alternated between Rome and a city chosen by the Islamic World League, according to the Saudi Arabian press.