Saint Catherine's Monastery symbol of tolerance
Saturday، 12 October 2019 - 12:13 PM
Antiquities Minister Khaled Anani has hailed Saint Catherine's Monastery as a symbol of tolerance and confluence of religions.
Anani was speaking on Friday during his visit to the UNESCO-listed heritage site accompanying 32 ambassadors on the fringe of the "Here We Pray Together" forum.
The ambassadors listened to a detailed explanation about the monastery's history and its great role throughout history.
The minister pointed to the importance of the transfiguration mosaic, located at the monastery's main church (Katholikon).
He also noted that renovation works are being carried out at the monastery's library, which includes about 6,000 manuscripts and more than 6,000 books.