The Vatican News reported that Pope Francis is scheduled to travel to the United Arab Emirates in February. Pope Francis will visit Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates from 3 to 5 February 2019 to attend an interfaith meeting on “Human Fraternity”.
A Roman Catholic priest has warned that China’s ultimate goal is “eliminate all religion,” urging the Vatican to reconsider a major deal with the Communist government. Father Paul of Hebei province was responding to discussions about how Chinese Catholics should feel about the deal, when he said that the current Chinese regime’s “ultimate goal is to eliminate all religion.”
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Congolese Dr. Denis Mukwege and Yazidi-Iraqi Nadia Murad, who was held captive by the Islamic State group, for their work against sexual violence in armed conflicts. The Prize also highlights the suffering endured by Murad who recently met Pope Francis to talk about her experiences and seeking support for Yezidis.