Documentary on Pope Francis' UAE visit to premiere on September 12

Documentary on Pope Francis' UAE visit to premiere on September 12
Published: 11 September 2019 - 12:48 p.m.
By: Digital Studio Middle East Staff
National Geographic Abu Dhabi on Wednesday announced its latest documentary highlighting Pope Francis' historic three-day visit to Abu Dhabi in February will premiere on Thursday.

The Peace Visit, which premieres on September 5 at 8pm local time, serves as a journal of the Pope’s first-ever visit to the Gulf region, state news agency WAM reported.

It chronicles the trip, over three parts, highlighting the extraordinary events and ground-breaking meetings that took place. It also features interviews with local citizens and government representatives on the visit and its significance to the UAE, a country well-known for its tolerance for all.

The first part of the documentary shows early contacts between the UAE and the Pope up until his acceptance of an invitation from Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to visit the UAE.

The second part focuses exclusively on Pope Francis’ visit to Abu Dhabi, where he met with the Grand Imam of Al Azhar and chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, Dr Ahmed el-Tayyeb, and which led to the signing of a Human Fraternity Document.

The final part of the documentary captures the Papal Mass delivered at the Zayed Sports City stadium, in front of more than 100,000 attendees from around the world.


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