Pope Francis arrived in the UAE with the first visit
Moscow. 3 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — Pope Francis arrived in the UAE on his first visit to the Arabian Peninsula, the newspaper reports Gulf News on Sunday.
The plane, to his knowledge, landed at the airport of Abu Dhabi, about ten o’clock local time.
As previously reported, Pope Francis will participate in an interfaith conference at the invitation of the crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.
He will celebrate mass, where around 120 thousand people. In addition, the Pope will meet with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, Imam of Cairo the mosque of al-Azhar, a major center of learning of Sunni Muslims.
The UAE is home to about a million Catholics. Most of them came from India and the Philippines.