Between 3-5 February 2019 the United Arab Emirates will host His Holiness Pope Francis, Pope of the Catholic Church, and the Grand Imam of the Grand Imam. Ahmed al-Tayyib, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Chairman of the Council of Muslim Sages, on an official visit, the first of His Holiness the Pope to the Gulf region. The event is attended by a large number of religious leaders who have contributed to the promotion of values of tolerance and coexistence.
Faith leads a believer to see in the other a brother or sister to be supported and loved. Through faith in God, who has created the universe, creatures and all human beings (equal on account of his mercy), believers are called to express this human fraternity by safeguarding creation and the entire universe and supporting all persons, especially the poorest and those most in need.