In honor of the visit of Pope Francis to the United Arab Emirates, a church and mosque will be erected in Abu Dhabi.
In honor of the historic joint visit to the UAE by Pope Francis and the Supreme Imam of the Al Azhar Ahmed Al Tayeb Mosque in Abu Dhabi, a new church and mosque will be built.
Pope Francis and Dr. Al-Tayeb left their signatures on the first stone at the base of new buildings called the Church of St. Francis and the mosque of the Great Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, also signed.
Earlier, the Pope and the Supreme Imam signed a declaration on the peaceful coexistence and solidarity of peoples called "Human Brotherhood."