|Pope Francis and the Jordanian sovereigns.|
|King Abdullah II, Queen Rania and Pope Francis.|
Appreciation was also expressed for King Abdullah’s commitment in the field of interreligious dialogue and for the initiative of convening a conference in Amman, at the beginning of the month of September, on the challenges that Christians in the Middle East will have to face, in particular during this period of socio-political transformations. Finally, recognition was expressed for the positive contribution that Christian communities bring to the local society, of which they are an integral part.
|Queen Elizabeth II wore black, when she was received by Pope John Paul II in 2000.|