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Francis in the Emirates: the first highlight of the Pope's visit

at The start of his historic trip to the Arabian Peninsula will hold Francis today in a speech at an inter-religious Meeting. The expectations of the visit of t

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Francis in the Emirates: the first highlight of the Pope's visit

at The start of his historic trip to the Arabian Peninsula will hold Francis today in a speech at an inter-religious Meeting. The expectations of the visit of the head of the Catholics are high.

The speech of the Pope today in the inter-religious Meeting in Abu Dhabi is the first climax of his three-day programme. The Vatican itself has linked the visit with high expectations. With this trip, says Francis, he wanted to write a new Chapter in the history of the relations between the religions.

As the first Pontiff in almost 2000jährigen history of the popes, Francis is a guest on the Arabian Peninsula, the cradle of Islam. On his arrival yesterday at the airport of St. Francis of crown Prince bin Mohammed Zayed received, the politically most powerful man in the country.

Francis, with crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.

Work for a visit to a fair

The Emirates are trying to present themselves in the context of the Pope's visit as a tolerant and cosmopolitan country. Tomorrow, the state leadership of the Pope for a trade show, the largest sports stadium in the country. All the people in the UAE who want to participate in the fair, get a job. It is expected over 100,000 visitors.

Around a tenth of the population of the Emirates is Catholic, most of them are migrant workers from Asian countries.

Pope Francis Arab Peninsula visited, 02.02.2019 Atlas |United Arab Emirates |Abu Dhabi

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