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Pope Francis and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb kiss each other after signing a document on fighting extremism, during an inter-religious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb kiss each other after signing a document on fighting extremism, during an inter-religious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. REUTERS/Tony...more

Pope Francis and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb kiss each other after signing a document on fighting extremism, during an inter-religious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Pope Francis greet people as he arrives to hold a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5.  REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis greet people as he arrives to hold a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis greet people as he arrives to hold a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Pope Francis kisses a child during a visit to the St Joseph's Cathedral in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS

Pope Francis kisses a child during a visit to the St Joseph's Cathedral in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS

Pope Francis kisses a child during a visit to the St Joseph's Cathedral in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS
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Pope Francis holds a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5.   Vatican Media/ via REUTERS

Pope Francis holds a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS

Pope Francis holds a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS
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People hold a Palestinian flag as Pope Francis holds a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5.   REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

People hold a Palestinian flag as Pope Francis holds a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

People hold a Palestinian flag as Pope Francis holds a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Pope Francis arrives at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS
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Pope Francis arrives at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to hold a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to hold a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to hold a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Pope Francis greets people during a visit to the St Joseph's Cathedral in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2019. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS

Pope Francis greets people during a visit to the St Joseph's Cathedral in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2019. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS

Pope Francis greets people during a visit to the St Joseph's Cathedral in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2019. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS
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Pope Francis holds a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis holds a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis holds a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Pope Francis arrives at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS
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Pope Francis gestures during a farewell ceremony before leaving Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 5. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis gestures during a farewell ceremony before leaving Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 5. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis gestures during a farewell ceremony before leaving Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 5. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS
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Pope Francis is welcomed by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan upon his arrival at Abu Dhabi International airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 3. WAM/via REUTERS

Pope Francis is welcomed by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan upon his arrival at Abu Dhabi International airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 3. WAM/via REUTERS

Pope Francis is welcomed by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan upon his arrival at Abu Dhabi International airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 3. WAM/via REUTERS
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Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with the Muslim Council of Elders at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with the Muslim Council of Elders at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with the Muslim Council of Elders at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. Vatican Media/ via REUTERS
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Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church is greeted by an Emirati boy upon his arrival at Abu Dhabi International airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 3. WAM/via REUTERS

Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church is greeted by an Emirati boy upon his arrival at Abu Dhabi International airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 3. WAM/via REUTERS

Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church is greeted by an Emirati boy upon his arrival at Abu Dhabi International airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 3. WAM/via REUTERS
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Pope Francis is seen during a visit to the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis is seen during a visit to the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis is seen during a visit to the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Pope Francis attends a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 4. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis attends a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 4. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis attends a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 4. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS
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Pope Francis attends a meeting with the Muslim Council of Elders at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis attends a meeting with the Muslim Council of Elders at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis attends a meeting with the Muslim Council of Elders at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS
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Pope Francis attends a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 4. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis attends a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 4. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis attends a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 4. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS
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Pope Francis is seen upon arrival to a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 4. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis is seen upon arrival to a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 4. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis is seen upon arrival to a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 4. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Pope Francis meets Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis meets Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi,...more

Pope Francis meets Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS
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Pope Francis stands next to Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis stands next to Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis stands next to Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Pope Francis gestures during a farewell ceremony before leaving Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 5, 2019.   Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Pope Francis gestures during a farewell ceremony before leaving Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 5, 2019. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Pope Francis gestures during a farewell ceremony before leaving Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 5, 2019. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.
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Pope Francis blesses a child before celebrating a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2019. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Pope Francis blesses a child before celebrating a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2019. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Pope Francis blesses a child before celebrating a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2019. Vatican Media/ Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to hold a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to hold a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to hold a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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