Pope Francis is set to visit the UAE this year for a historic, three-day visit which will take place from February 3 to 5. It will be the first time a Pope has ever come to the UAE.
This historic visit synchronizes with the celebration of Tolerance year in UAE which declared by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in December 2018.
Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive at the Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport on February and he will be welcomed by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, along with other Emirate dignitaries.
On February 4, there will be a ceremony at the Presidential Palace, followed by a formal visit to the Crown Prince at the Palace.
On the same day, the Pope will also visit the Grand Mosque and he also will have a private meeting with members of the Muslim Council of Elders.
The main purpose of the visit is the international meeting of religions that will take place at the Founder’s Memorial.
On February 5, the pope is scheduled to visit the Cathedral in Abu Dhabi, after that there will be a Holy Mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium. A magnificent ceremony will be held at the Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport when the Pope will heading back to Rome.
UAE one of the most countries that have a wide range of nationalities, religions, and minorities in all its Emirates so that, the General Assembly decided to reflect and embody values of interfaith, tolerance and knowing the other religions very well in order to reflect the successful vision of the Head of State and his directives.
On top of that, UAE has a various number of churches and temples that allow each one to practice his/her religion without any oppression towards a specific religion.
The State has several international initiatives which reinforce Tolerance, Human brotherhood, security, world peace and achieve a generous living for all.