Our forum has taken place at unique and highly consequential global moment. It is historic in its own way.
As we face an increasingly turbulent geopolitical post-pandemic world, it becomes more crucial to develop new approaches to strengthening inter-civilizational dialogue and trust at the global level.
I believe today’s forum has made a significant contribution to this vital ongoing work.
On behalf of the people of Kazakhstan
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to His Holiness Pope Francis for his historic visit to our country and participation in the work of the Congress.
We are confident that your passionate voice and strong message will be a source of inspiration and hope for many millions around the world.
Осы орайда, аса қадірлі Рим Папасы Францискке елімізге тарихи сапармен келгені үшін Қазақстан халқының және жеке өз атымнан тағы да шынайы алғыс білдіремін.
Съез жұмысына өзіңіздің белсене қатысуыңыз – біз үшін зор мәртебе.
Сіздің әлем жұртшылығына арнаған үндеуіңіз жер жүзіндегі миллиондаған адамға үміт пен сенім сыйлағаны анық.
The participants of the Congress have shared their perspectives, offered valuable ideas, and generated insightful proposals on many pressing issues. Most importantly, they have focused their thoughts on peace and cooperation between faiths and peoples.
We have collectively condemned both “power politics” and “hate speech,” which contribute to the mutual alienation of nations, the erosion of states and the degradation of international relations.
Today, as never before, it is vital to put to good use the peacemaking potential of religions, to unite the efforts of spiritual authorities in search of long-term stability.
All faiths are based on humanistic ideals, recognition of the supreme value of human life, and the aspiration for peace and creation.
These fundamental principles must be reflected not only in the spiritual area, but also in the socio-economic development of states and international politics.
One of the most important topics was how to overcome inequalities of all kinds since they are a source of national upheaval and global crises.
Special emphasis was placed on digital and gender issues, on the importance of education, and on the role of religion in eliminating social divides.
Another fundamental objective was the search for ways to strike a balance between economic growth and spiritual and moral progress.
I am convinced that religious leaders can and must insist on simultaneous and complementary spiritual and technological development.