The POPE Will Be Conducting A Historic Mass In Abu Dhabi For Thousands Of Catholics
Catholics and none-Catholics have hailed the news about the arrival of Pope Francis to the UAE, which will be from February 3 to 5. Thousands of UAE residents have posted on their social media accounts to show their excitement.
But just this afternoon, December 9, a few details about his visit have already released, including a public mass in Abu Dhabi.
In a video posted by Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia, Bishop Paul Hinder announced that the Pope will arrive at the evening of February 3 and leave by noon of February 5.
While he can’t further disseminate all the information, he assured the Catholics that there will be a public mass in Abu Dhabi on the morning of February 5.
“Arrangements are being put in place to make it possible for a maximum of our faithful to participate in this historic event," Hinder said, noting that this will the first visit of the Pope to the Arabian Peninsula.
Other significant information about his visit will be published in this website.
“A detailed program of the very short and tightly scheduled visit will be published before Christmas,” he added.
It will be the first visit of the Pope to the Arabian Peninsula.
Some one million Roman Catholics are estimated to be living and working in the UAE.