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Pope Francis Set to be First Pontiff to Visit Bahrain The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis intends to visit the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain Nov. 3-6. The trip would make him the first pope to …More
Pope Francis Set to be First Pontiff to Visit Bahrain
The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis intends to visit the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain Nov. 3-6. The trip would make him the first pope to visit the archipelago nation in the Persian Gulf. "Accepting the invitation of the civil and ecclesial authorities, Pope Francis will make the announced apostolic journey," visiting the capital of Manama and the city of Awali, said Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office, in a written statement Sept. 28. The focus of the visit will be the "Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence." Details of the trip were to be published later.
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