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Pope Francis, Amid Abu Dhabi’s Opulence, Celebrates Mass For its Migrants

posted on February 5, 2019

The New York Times’s Jason Horowitz reports on Tuesday’s Mass led by Pope Francis in the United Arab Emirates, which was attended by Catholic migrants and thousands of Muslims. Pope Francis said, “It is most certainly not easy for you to live far from home, missing the affection of your loved ones, and perhaps also feeling uncertainty about the future. But the Lord is faithful and does not abandon his people.” Horowitz writes, “The pope’s homily, while joyous and uplifting for its Catholic audience, also had a whiff of rebuke for the extraordinarily wealthy Emirates who run this oil-rich country.”

Read at The New York Times