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Francis in Arabia, the Muslim-friendly pope

Jan 31, 2019 - 3:48 PM

When Francis goes to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, he becomes the first pope to visit the Arabian peninsula and he takes another important step in his efforts to build bridges with Islam

Pope Francis leads a mass to mark the first World Day of the Poor, on November 19, 2017 at St Peter's basilica in Vatican.  Vincenzo PINTO / AFP

Pope and top imam embrace in historic meeting at Vatican

May 23, 2016 - 8:33 PM

The first Vatican meeting between the leader of the world s Catholics and the highest authority in Sunni Islam marks the culmination of an improvement in relations between the two faiths

HISTORIC MEETING. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (C) receives Ahmad Al-Tayyib (L), the Grand Imam of the Al-Azhar Mosque, for their meeting with Pope Francis (unseen) at the Vatican, Vatican City, May 23, 2016. Photo by Maurizio Brambatti/EPA

Pope Francis to receive top Sunni imam at Vatican

May 19, 2016 - 10:17 PM

Sheikh Ahmed al Tayeb the grand imam of Cairo s Al Azhar the most prestigious institution in Sunni Islam will have an audience with the leader of the world s 1 2 billion Catholics at St Peter s

POPE FRANCIS. Pope Francis during the Wednesday General Audience in St.Peter's Square, Vatican City, May 18, 2016. Photo by Giuseppe Lami/EPA