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.
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.
“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.
Today the only Christians in the Arabian Peninsula are migrants, and the pope’s visit is a cause of great joy for them.
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.