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On 21 December 2020, in response to growing religious hatred, discrimination, and stigma, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution A/75/200 proclaiming 4 February as the International Day of Human Fraternity to foster interfaith harmony, dialogue, and mutual respect worldwide.

Press Release: International Day of Human FraternityPope Francis to participate in its first celebration.

The Holy Father will mark the International Day of Human Fraternity in a virtual meeting
on 4 February 2021, the date set by the United Nations General Assembly for this new annual
occasion. He will do so together with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb. The
event will be held in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed.

The meeting will be broadcast in several languages from 2.30 p.m. (Rome time), 1.30 p.m.
(GMT), on the Vatican News website.

 

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue