Pope Francis has been spotted journeying around Abu Dhabi in the humble Kia.
This is the Pontiff’s first visit to the UAE and as part of the trip he participated in a human fraternity meeting, met with UAE rulers and will hold a public mass today at 10.30am (watch it live here).
Amid reports the recognisable ‘Popemobile’ was being transported to the UAE, the Pope has been spotted in the Kia Soul.
He arrived at the Abu Presidential Palace in the humble South Korean car
Dr Ahmad Al Tayyeb Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sharif and Pope Francis travelled together before the meeting of the Human Fraternity Meeting
التواضع والتسامح متمثلا في شخصيتين عظيمتين .. البابا فرنسيس والإمام الطيب يستقلان سيارة واحدة ويقيمان في بيت واحد، يحدث لأول مرة في التاريخ على أرض الإمارات#لقاء_الأخوة_الإنسانية#البابا_فرنسيس_في_الإمارات pic.twitter.com/K2m3ayhTia
— Human Fraternity Meeting (@HumanFraternity) February 3, 2019
Before his departure from Rome, the Pope told the world he was visiting the UAE as a brother
I am about to leave for the United Arab Emirates. I am visiting that Country as a brother, in order to write a page of dialogue together, and to travel paths of peace together. Pray for me!
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) February 3, 2019