Apostolic Journey to United Arab Emirates

Pope Francis made a brief apostolic visit to the Unites Arab Emirates from 3-5 February. Links to his addresses and homilies.


Viaggio Apostolico del Santo Padre negli Emirati Arabi Uniti (3-5 febbraio 2019)

Live video transmission
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Live CTV

Sunday, 3rd February 2019

ROME – ABU DHABI

13:00 Departure by plane from Roma/Fiumicino for Abu Dhabi
Greeting to journalists on the flight to Abu Dhabi
22:00 Arrival at Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport
Official Welcome

Monday, 4th February 2019

ABU DHABI

12:00 Welcome Ceremony at the main entrance of the Presidential Palace
12:20 Official visit to the Crown Prince in the Presidential Palace
17:00 Private meeting with the members of the Muslim Council of Elders in the Grand Mosque of Sheik Zayed
18:10 Interreligious meeting at the Founder’s Memorial

Tuesday, 5th February 2019

ABU DHABI – ROME

9:15 Private visit to the Cathedral
10:30 Holy Mass in the ZAYED SPORTS CITY
12:40 Farewell Ceremony at Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport
13:00 Departure by plane for Rome
17:00 Arrival at Roma/Ciampino International Airport
Time zones


Rome: +1h UTC
Abu Dhabi: +4h UTC

Bulletin of the Holy See Press Office, 12 December 2018



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