In Abu Dhabi and the Vatican City, in Rome, it was announced that His Holiness Pope Francis’ trip will take place from 3rd-5th February 2019, to attend an international interreligious meeting in Abu Dhabi called “Human Brotherhood”.
He is the first Pontiff to make a journey to the Arabian Gulf. The landmark visit is taking place between February 3 and February 5 and shows an important friendship between Muslims and Catholics and the UAE’s openness towards other religions.
Monday, 4 February
12:00 WELCOME CEREMONY Main entrance of the Presidential Palace
12:20 OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE CROWN PRINCE Presidential Palace
17:00 PRIVATE MEETING WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE MUSLIM COUNCIL OF ELDERS The Grand Mosque of Sheikh Zayed
18:10 INTERRELIGIOUS MEETING The Founder’s Memorial
Tuesday, 5 February
Abu Dhabi – Rome
09:15 PRIVATE VISIT TO THE CATHEDRAL St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Abu Dhabi
10:30 HOLY MASS Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
12:40 FAREWELL CEREMONY Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport
13:00 Departure for Rome Abu Dhabi
17:00 Arrival at Roma/Ciampino International Airport Rome