February 3, 2019 / 6:08 PM / 3 months ago

Pope arrives in UAE for historic Gulf visit

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, the first visit by a pontiff to the Arabian Peninsula, where he will meet with Muslim and political leaders and celebrate an outdoor mass in the capital Abu Dhabi.

The pope, who landed at Abu Dhabi’s airport, will stay in the UAE until Tuesday.

Reporting by Philip Pullella, Writing by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Gareth Jones

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