Pope Francis in UAE - Latest News :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Pope Francis in UAE - Latest News
Feb 6, 2019 - 11:34 am .- The Vatican clarified Wednesday Pope Francis’ comments on the sexual abuse of women religious made during his in-flight press conference returning from Abu Dhabi Feb. 5.
Feb 6, 2019 - 03:23 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that his recent trip to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates was a step forward in Catholic-Muslim dialogue and promoting peace among religions.
Feb 5, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- Please read below for CNA's full transcript of the pope's Feb. 5 in-flight press conference from Abu Dhabi to Rome:
Feb 5, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- Pope Francis said Tuesday he is aware that mistreatment and abuse of religious women by clerics is still a problem, and that it is something the Church is working to end.
Feb 5, 2019 - 01:17 pm .- Pope Francis said Tuesday that he had not read Nicolas Maduro’s letter, but expressed an openness to mediate in Venezuela’s political situation, if both sides are willing.
Feb 5, 2019 - 02:32 am .- Preaching on the Beatitudes during his visit to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, Pope Francis called on those present to seek communion with Christ before all else.
Feb 4, 2019 - 05:08 pm .- Catholics, Muslims and all who believe in God must work together to build a culture of love, peace and human fraternity, Pope Francis said in a joint statement he signed with Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, during an interreligious meeting in Abu Dhabi.
Feb 4, 2019 - 11:14 am .- On Tuesday, Pope Francis will visit St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Abu Dhabi -- one of two total Catholic churches for the Arabian city with a population of 1.42 million.
Feb 4, 2019 - 10:35 am .- In an interreligious meeting in Abu Dhabi Monday, Pope Francis said that for peace to flourish among religions, there must be justice, and respect for human dignity and freedom.
Feb 2, 2019 - 06:01 am .- Pope Francis is set to celebrate the first papal Mass on the Arabian peninsula next week during his Feb. 3-5 visit to Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Feb 1, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Jan Figel, the EU special envoy for the promotion of religious freedom, spoke to CNA and said that Pope Francis’ upcoming trip will “deepen the ongoing dialogue and sense of responsibility to the representatives and people of the second major religion.”
Jan 31, 2019 - 02:46 pm .- Pope Francis expressed gratitude for his upcoming trip to the United Arab Emirates, noting it is an opportunity to promote greater peace between Muslims and Catholics.  
Dec 6, 2018 - 05:16 am .- Pope Francis will travel to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates Feb. 3-5 to participate in an international interfaith meeting, the Vatican announced Thursday.