John Paul II, to H. E. Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, fantastic Sheikh of al-Azhar, Cairo, March 24, 2000
a€?Thank one for ones varieties words. Permit me to manage along with your strategies. God-created people, dude and female, and provided with them society, the planet earth to cultivate. Undoubtedly a strict link between religious beliefs, religious trust and customs. Islam happens to be a religion. Christianity is definitely a religion. Islam is actually additionally a culture. Christianity has grown to become furthermore a culture. So it is crucial to fulfill people symbolizing Islamic tradition in Egypt.
a€?I express my own good thanks for this options and I also greet every one of the distinguished scholars accumulated right here. Now I am thinking that the continuing future of globally varies according to the variety of people and on interreligious conversation. Because of it will be as St. Thomas Aquinas mentioned: a€?Genus humanum arte et ratione vivit.a€™ Lifespan belonging to the people consists in taste along with way forward for a persons raceway comprises in heritage.