Middle East

That many religions exist in the world is a fact, but what that plurality communicates to believers about God is a question that theologians are still discussing.
Colleen Dulle February 07, 2019
Gerry told me this week, “I think it’s difficult to convey the long-term consequences that could emerge from this visit.”
Gerard O’Connell February 05, 2019
Pope Francis made history this morning when he celebrated Mass for more than 135,000 Catholics from many nations and cultures at the Zayed Sports stadium in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
Pope Francis, right, and the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Ahmed el-Tayeb pose for a photo at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Gerard O’Connell February 04, 2019

“There is no alternative: We either build the future together or there will not be a future,” Pope Francis said frankly in an important keynote address to participants at the high-level inter-religious meeting in Abu Dhabi on Feb. 4.

Gerard O’Connell February 03, 2019
Today the only Christians in the Arabian Peninsula are migrants, and the pope’s visit is a cause of great joy for them.
A makeshift camp for internally displaced people near Sanaa, Yemen, on Jan. 28. The United Nations says one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen. (CNS photo/Khaled Abdullah, Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell February 03, 2019
A Saudi Arabia-led coalition, of which the U.A.E. is a member, has so far not respected international accords to help end a crisis in which 10 million people risk starvation.