During the meeting, Kalla together with members of the Jury Board of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity and the Pope discussed the meaning of brotherhood for others which will be used as a foothold in choosing nominees.
The plan is for the nominees for the Zayed Award for Hukan Fraternity to be announced in February 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
“Earlier discussion gave a philosophical meaning rather than fraternity, human fraternity. Brotherhood. Because this is very important in today’s world where the world is in crisis. Of course we have to be objective in giving considerations, “said Kalla in a written statement, Friday (23/10/2020).
“The jury received input from the pope and the pope gave steps that were part of the humanitarian problem,” continued Kalla.
For 70 minutes, Kalla and four members of the jury, representatives of the Vatican and representatives of the UN Secretariat General had a dialogue with Pope Francis in the Pope’s private library at the Vatican.
Kalla also expressed his appreciation to the Pope for working with the Sheikh of Al Azhar University in Cairo to raise a very important global agenda, namely human brotherhood.
Kalla also conveyed warm greetings to the Indonesian people and the President of the Republic of Indonesia to the Pope.
The Zayed Award for Human Fraternity was initiated from the agreement between Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Dr. Ahmed At-Tayyeb, who signed a historic document, the Abu Dhabi Declaration, during the Human Fraternity Meeting in the United Arab Emirates, in February 2019.
The declaration, called the Document on the Brotherhood of Humans for World Peace and Coexistence, seeks to promote stronger relations between human beings.
Apart from that, it also promotes the coexistence of religious communities to fight extremism and its negative effects.