Pope Francis Arrives In UAE For Historic First Visit

Sunday 3rd February 2019

His Holiness Pope Francis, the Head of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City, arrived in Abu Dhabi at the start of his landmark joint visit to the UAE

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His Holiness Pope Francis, the Head of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City, arrived in Abu Dhabi at the start of his landmark joint visit to the UAE with His Eminence the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmed At-Tayyeb

His Holiness Pope Francis was met at Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport met by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and His Eminence the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmed At-Tayyeb.

The historic visit is the first time a Pope has ever visited the UAE and the Arabian Peninsula and during the visit His Holiness will be participating in the Human Fraternity Meeting with the Grand Imam.

A Papal Mass is set to be the highlight of the visit and will be conducted by His Holiness Pope Francis on Tuesday 5 February at Zayed Sports City, an event that is expected to attract up to 135,000 people, with the Mass being live-streamed across the globe.

Both religious leaders accepted the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to attend the UAE’s inaugural Human Fraternity Meeting, to be held in Abu Dhabi tomorrow.

They will also visit together the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Pontiff will also meet with the Muslim Council of Elders of which His Eminence the Grand Imam is Chairman. 

Shows: Abu Dhabi, UAE

GVs - His Holiness Pope Francis arriving at Abu Dhabi international airport

GVs - His Eminence the Grand Imam arriving at Abu Dhabi international airport

GVs  - of the various locations that the Pope will visit

Soundbites - Reverend Cannon Andrew Thompson MBE, senior Anglican Chaplain in the UAE (English)

Soundbites - Maqsoud Kruse, Executive Director, HEDAYAH, anti-extremism organisation (English)

Soundbites - Miguel Moratinos, High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (Spanish)

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Pope Francis Arrives In UAE For Historic First Visit

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His Holiness Pope Francis, the Head of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City, arrived in Abu Dhabi at the start of his landmark joint visit to the UAE

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2019/02/03

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