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Pope Francis speaking at the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Sept. 15, 2022.

Kazakhstan interreligious congress adopts declaration calling religious pluralism ‘God’s will’

Sep 15, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The congress Pope Francis participated in this week adopted a declaration calling religious pluralism an expression “of the wisdom of... Read more

Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra inaugurated an apostolic nunciature in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Feb. 4, 2022.

Vatican opens its first embassy in Abu Dhabi

Feb 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra inaugurated the new diplomatic post. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on January 31, 2018.

One year after declaration on fraternity, pope calls for end to terrorism

Feb 4, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Tuesday marked the first anniversary of the joint signing of the Abu Dhabi document on human fraternity with... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a child at the Feb. 5, 2019 Mass in Abu Dhabi.

Seek Christ and his humble love, Pope Francis exhorts Catholics in UAE

Feb 5, 2019

Preaching on the Beatitudes during his visit to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, Pope Francis called on those present... Read more

Pope Francis embraces Ahmed el-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar, in Cairo, April 28, 2017.

Popes in the Middle East: Highlights of papal outreach in the region

Feb 2, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis is set to celebrate the first papal Mass on the Arabian peninsula next week during his Feb. 3-5... Read more

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis to visit Abu Dhabi in February 2019

Dec 6, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis will travel to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates Feb. 3-5 to participate in an international interfaith... Read more

(L-R) Cardinal Parolin, Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, and Bishop Hinder assist in the ribbon cutting at the inauguration of St. Paul parish in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 11, 2015.

A new church is consecrated in United Arab Emirates amid hope for peace, dialogue

Jun 18, 2015

The inauguration and blessing of a new parish in the capital of the United Arab Emirates last week was met... Read more