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Pope Francis Visits Tomb of Founder of UAE

Private Meeting with Muslim Council of Elders

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Pope Francis on February 4, 2019, met with the Muslim Council of Elders lasted about 30 minutes, according to the Vatican Press Office. It took place in a particularly friendly and fraternal atmosphere. And it highlighted the importance of the culture of encounter to strengthen the commitment to pre dialogue and peace. The Pope visited the Great Mosque, accompanied by the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the first Pope to pay tribute to the tomb of the founder of the UAE.

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