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Pope Francis blesses a boy during a Mass at the Sheikh Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Francis travelled to Abu Dhabi to participate in a conference on inter religious dialogue sponsored the Emirates-based Muslim Council of Elders, an initiative that seeks to counter religious fanaticism by promoting a moderate brand of Islam. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
February 05, 2019 - 4:42 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pope Francis ministered on Tuesday to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates as he concluded his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with the first-ever papal Mass here and a call for his flock to remain meek in following God. A day...
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Pope Francis speaks during an Interreligious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Pope Francis arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. His visit represents the first papal trip ever to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 04, 2019 - 2:27 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Against the backdrop of the first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula is an interfaith conference that includes prominent U.S. rabbis and Christian evangelicals, who are seeking stronger recognition of Israel through closer ties with Muslim figures and Arab...
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Pope Francis delivers his speech during an Interreligious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Pope Francis arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. His visit represents the first papal trip ever to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 04, 2019 - 11:27 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis's visit to the United Arab Emirates (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Pope Francis and the grand imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in Sunni Islam, have signed a statement with their hopes for world peace and human...
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Pope Francis, stands at the palace entrance, flanked by Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, right, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, left, on the occasion of an official welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Francis has arrived at the presidential palace to officially start his historic visit to the United Arab Emirates as canons boomed and a military aircraft flew over trailing the yellow and white smoke of the Holy See flag. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 04, 2019 - 7:13 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pope Francis received a grandiose, pomp-filled welcome on Monday as he opened his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula by meeting with Emirati rulers ahead of an address to faith leaders gathered in a Muslim region known for its restrictions on religious...
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Pope Francis is welcomed by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, upon his arrival at the Abu Dhabi airport, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Francis travelled to Abu Dhabi to participate in a conference on interreligious dialogue sponsored the Emirates-based Muslim Council of Elders, an initiative that seeks to counter religious fanaticism by promoting a moderate brand of Islam. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, Pool)
February 03, 2019 - 1:36 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis landed Sunday in Abu Dhabi on the first-ever papal trip to the Arabian Peninsula, where he is seeking to turn a page in Christian-Muslim relations while also ministering to a unique, thriving Catholic community. Francis earlier Sunday called for the urgent...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 1979 file photo, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, center, is greeted by supporters in Tehran, Iran. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Iran’s exiled Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini return to Tehran, a moment that changed the country’s history for decades to come. That revolution would spark the U.S. Embassy takeover and hostage crisis, stoking the animosity that exists between Tehran and Washington to this day. (AP Photo, File)
February 01, 2019 - 3:19 pm
EDITOR'S NOTE: On Feb. 1, 1979, Iran's exiled Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini descended from a chartered Air France Boeing 747 to return to Tehran, a moment that changed the country's history for decades to come. Confrontations between security forces and demonstrators raged on even after Khomeini's...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, a view of the entrance gate to Rue de Chevreuse, close to the cottage which served as Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's operational and media headquarters during his four month stay in October 1978, in Neauphle-Le-Chateau, west of Paris. Sheltered in a cottage in a sleepy village outside Paris, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini piped out messages daily to hundreds of followers clamoring to glimpse their glowering idol with black turban, and amplified his pronouncements with recorded messages to Iranians at home, turning his humble abode into an international megaphone for the Islamic revolution. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
February 01, 2019 - 4:52 am
NEAUPHLE-LE-CHATEAU, France (AP) — From a sleepy village outside Paris, the man who would become the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran sat cross-legged beneath an apple tree, delivering messages daily to hundreds of followers clamoring to glimpse the glowering cleric in the black...
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Supporters of former Jakarta Gov. Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, react outside a police prison in Depok, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. A polarizing Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited protests that were the largest in Muslim-majority Indonesia in years was freed Thursday after serving nearly two years in prison for blasphemy. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
January 23, 2019 - 10:54 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A polarizing Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited protests that were the largest in Muslim-majority Indonesia in years was freed Thursday after serving nearly two years in prison for blasphemy. Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, the former governor of Jakarta,...
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This combination of three Jan. 22, 2019, photographs released by the Greece Police Department in Greece, N.Y., shows Brian Colaneri, from left, Andrew Crysel and Vincent Vetromile. Authorities said that the three men were charged with plotting to attack a rural upstate New York Muslim community with explosives. The three Rochester, NY-area men are accused of plotting to attack Islamberg, a 60-acre Muslim enclave west of the Catskills, according to court papers. (Greece Police Department via AP)
January 23, 2019 - 10:45 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A Muslim group called Wednesday for full prosecutions against the four people accused of plotting an attack on their rural enclave in upstate New York. The arrests of three Rochester-area men and a 16-year-old who had access to homemade explosives and firearms sent shockwaves...
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This combination of three Jan. 22, 2019, photographs released by the Greece Police Department in Greece, N.Y., shows Brian Colaneri, from left, Andrew Crysel and Vincent Vetromile. Authorities said that the three men were charged with plotting to attack a rural upstate New York Muslim community with explosives. The three Rochester, NY-area men are accused of plotting to attack Islamberg, a 60-acre Muslim enclave west of the Catskills, according to court papers. (Greece Police Department via AP)
January 22, 2019 - 5:03 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Three men and a high school student were charged with plotting to attack a rural upstate New York Muslim community named Islamberg with explosives, authorities said Tuesday. The Rochester-area residents are accused of plotting to attack the small Muslim enclave west of the...
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