- Jan 27, 2020
Pope Francis’s Abu Dhabi agreement was spotlighted during the UN General Assembly opening prayer service.
This year’s edition of Rome’s “Via Pacis” half-marathon for peace will spur athletes from all backgrounds to flex not only their muscles, but their ability to reach beyond cultural and religious divides in fostering peace and tolerance through sports.
Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, head of the Vatican Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has said a new committee in the United Arab Emirates aimed at promoting interfaith tolerance is a concrete step in resisting the “clash of civilizations” and promoting peace.
It remains to be seen whether, in the future, Pope Francis or one of his successors will present their Muslim hosts with a steeper bill for the photo ops they deliver on trips such as his Feb. 3-5 outing to the United Arab Emirates.
Pope Francis on Tuesday praised the 130,000 Catholics in the United Arab Emirates hailing from 100 different countries as a “choir composed of numerous nations, languages and rites.”