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Pope, at general audience, recalls journey to United Arab Emirates

February 06, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: “This was the first papal visit to the Arabian peninsula and took place 800 years after St. Francis of Assisi visited Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil,” Pope Francis told pilgrims in Paul VI Audience Hall on February 6 (video). “The providence of God wished to see a Pope named Francis make such a journey, and I thought often of the saint, for it helped me keep the Gospel and the love of Jesus Christ close to my heart.”

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