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    Posted: 03 February 2019 at 4:10am

Pope Francis will arrive in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) later on Sunday, becoming the first pontiff to visit the Arabian peninsula.

The Pope has been invited by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan to take part in an interfaith conference.

The landmark trip will also feature a Mass on Tuesday that is expected to draw 120,000 people...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-47106204


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TV Coverage of the Pope's Arrival to the UAE

Met at the airport by Sheikh Al-Azhar and the UAE Crown Prince


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Welcome Pope Francis

Global Conference of Human Fraternity launched on Sunday to mark Pope Francis's visit to Abu Dhabi



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Pope and grand imam sign historic pledge of fraternity in UAE

The pope and the grand imam of al-Azhar have signed a historic declaration of fraternity, calling for peace between nations, religions and races, in front of a global audience of religious leaders from Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other faiths.

Pope Francis, the leader of the world’s Catholics, and Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the head of Sunni Islam’s most prestigious seat of learning, arrived at the ceremony in Abu Dhabi hand-in-hand in a symbol of interfaith brotherhood.

The document pledges that al-Azhar and the Vatican will work together to fight extremism. Claiming to be in the name of “all victims of wars, persecution and injustice”, it warns against a “third world war being fought piecemeal”...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/04/pope-and-grand-imam-sign-historic-pledge-of-fraternity-in-uae


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