Pope in Bahrain

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Pope Francis meets with Catholics living on the Arabian Peninsula during a prayer service in Sacred Heart Church in Manama, Bahrain, on Nov. 6, 2022.

Pope Francis tells Catholics on the Arabian Peninsula to be bold in proclaiming the Gospel

Nov 6, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Sacred Heart Catholic Church — built in 1939 in Manama, Bahrain — was the first Catholic Church in the Persian... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd in Bahrain's national soccer stadium before offering Mass on Nov. 5, 2022.

Catholics travel from Saudi Arabia to attend Pope Francis’ stadium Mass in Bahrain

Nov 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis offered the first public papal Mass in the Kingdom of Bahrain, a Muslim-majority island country in the Persian... Read more

Pope Francis with the Muslim Council of Elders in Bahrain, Nov. 4, 2022

Pope Francis calls for restoring Christian unity during Bahrain visit

Nov 4, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Holy Father addressed Christian leaders Friday at the Ecumenical Meeting and Prayer for Peace at the Cathedral of Our... Read more

Pope Francis attending the closing of the “Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence” with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Nov. 4, 2022.

Pope Francis urges Muslim-Catholic collaboration for peace during visit to Gulf kingdom of Bahrain

Nov 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis met with Muslim leaders in the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain on Friday, saying Catholics and Muslims alike are... Read more