Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 18 August 2019

Pope Francis visits Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - in pictures

The Pope holds a private meeting the Muslim Council of Elders

Pope Francis arrived at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque on Monday afternoon for a private meeting with the Muslim Council of Elders.

The pontiff was met by the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sharif University, Dr Ahmed Al Tayeb. He will speak at the inter-religious meeting at the Founder's Memorial .

Earlier on Monday Pope Francis held talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at the Presidential Palace.

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