Pope Francis will receive a delegation from the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) in the Vatican on November 3, according to French media sources. The five members representing the CFCM include President Anwar Kbibech, the three Vice-Presidents and the Secretary General of the organization, Abdallah Zekri. They will meet with the Pope in a private audience after meeting with the prelate in charge of relations with Islam,

French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran. “I am very happy to meet the Pope because he is a man of dialogue and a man of peace,” Adballah Zekri said. A national elected body, the CFCM is the official Islamic interlocutor with the French state in the regulation of Muslim activities, and the de facto representative of all French Muslims before the government. READ MORE