Today is a truly historic day in the UAE.
As over 135k people with tickets undertake the journey to Zayed Sports City Abu Dhabi to watch the head of the Catholic Church perform public mass here in the UAE for the first time.
Tickets were distributed over the last number of days and the scenes of happy parishioners congregating at their local churches to collect their tickets have been heart-warming.
No ticket? No problem. There’s a website dedicated to the Papal visit where you can watch the entire event live
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The mass will begin at 10.30
Kris Fade is hosting the memorable event
‘HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and I were delighted to meet with Pope Francis in our homeland of tolerance. We discussed enhancing cooperation, consolidating dialogue, tolerance, human coexistence and important initiatives to achieve peace, stability and development’.
HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.