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Cardinal Pietro Parolin. | Claude Truong-Ngoc via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Cardinal Parolin Will Represent Pope Francis at Climate Conference

Dec 1, 2023

The pope was advised by his doctors earlier this week not to travel to Dubai due to a bronchial infection.

Pope Francis presides over his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Oct. 18, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Attend COP28 Climate Change Conference in Dubai in December

Nov 2, 2023

Pope Francis said in a TV interview he will travel to the United Arab Emirates for the second time from Dec. 1–3.

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 28, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Condemns Quran Burning in interview with UAE Newspaper

Jul 3, 2023

Pope Francis has spoken to Al-Ittihad in his first interview granted to an Arabic news outlet, according to the United Arab Emirates newspaper.

Young people from around the world held hands in St. Peter's Square during the #NotAlone human fraternity event June 10, 2023. | Vatican Media

UN Security Council Discusses Pope Francis and Imam’s Human Fraternity Proposal

Jun 15, 2023

The U.N. Security Council convened a high-level briefing on Wednesday to discuss the role of “human fraternity” in promoting peace, inspired by the fraternity declaration co-authored by Pope Francis and a leading Sunni imam.

Pope Francis is welcomed to the United Arab Emirates by Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, at the presidential palace, Feb. 4, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Make Joint Commitment to Improving Health of the Poor

Nov 19, 2019

In a joint statement signed Monday, Pope Francis and Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, committed to helping improve the health of those who live in impoverished communities.