Pope Francis (L) is welcomed by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan upon his arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE capital on February 3. Photo: AFP

Pope lands in the UAE for historic trip after call for Yemen relief

  • Abu Dhabi’s crown prince greeted the pontiff with smiles along with Cabinet ministers and an honour guard when he landed the country’s capital
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Pope Francis (L) is welcomed by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan upon his arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE capital on February 3. Photo: AFP
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Pope Francis looks on as he leads a Holy Mass to mark the 52nd World Day of Peace on January 1. Photo: AFP

Pope Francis set for historic Arabian Peninsula visit in ‘year of tolerance’

  • He will head to Abu Dhabi on Sunday as part of efforts to strengthen ties between the two largest religions Islam and Catholicism
  • While there were no plans to visit to other Gulf countries, his UAE visit is widely seen as a gateway for more interreligious dialogue in the region
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Pope Francis looks on as he leads a Holy Mass to mark the 52nd World Day of Peace on January 1. Photo: AFP
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