clearn.png
Friday May 24th, 2019 3:06AM
6:31PM ( 8 hours ago ) Weather Alert

Pope seeks dialogue on first papal trip to Arabian Peninsula

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is seeking to turn a page in Christian-Muslim relations while also ministering to a unique, thriving island of Catholicism as he embarks on the first-ever papal trip to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam.

While Francis is building on two of his priorities with his Sunday-Tuesday visit to the United Arab Emirates — promoting interfaith dialogue and visiting the Catholic peripheries — diplomatic protocol will likely dictate that he leaves other concerns behind.

The Emirates' support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, which has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis, and the UAE's problematic record on human rights and labor violations at home will likely will get a pass — at least in public.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP National News, Top General short headlines, AP World News
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Jussie Smollett opens act with emotion: Attackers won't win
"Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett has opened a Southern California concert with an emotional speech, saying he had to play the show because he couldn't let his attackers win
2:20AM ( 2 minutes ago )
Pope seeks dialogue on first papal trip to Arabian Peninsula
Pope Francis is seeking to turn a page in Christian-Muslim relations while also ministering to a unique, thriving island of Catholicism as he embarks on the first-ever papal trip to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam
1:55AM ( 27 minutes ago )
Harden has 43 points for 26th game in a row with 30 or more
James Harden had 43 points for his 26th straight game with at least 30 points in the Houston Rockets' 125-98 victory over the Utah Jazz
1:13AM ( 1 hour ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Powerful storm hits Southern California, flooding highways
The second in a string of powerful storms battered California, shutting key highways after water and mud rushed into lanes from bare hillsides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents are under evacuation orders
11:32PM ( 2 hours ago )
Gov. Northam says he wasn't in racist photo, won't resign
Virginia's governor vows to remain in office despite widespread calls for his resignation after a racist photo surfaced on his medical school yearbook page
11:10PM ( 3 hours ago )
US sees limitations on reuniting migrant families
The Trump administration says in court filings that removing migrant children from "sponsor" homes to rejoin their parents would endanger their welfare
9:04PM ( 5 hours ago )
AP National News
The Latest: Trump weighs in on Northam yearbook controversy
President Donald Trump is weighing in on the racist photo that appeared in the medical college yearbook of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.
8:07PM ( 6 hours ago )
The Latest: Virginia's senators call on Northam to resign
Both of Virginia's U.S. senators say they have called the state's governor, Ralph Northam, to tell him that he must resign after a racist photo was discovered on Northam's page in a 30-year-old medical school yearbook
7:20PM ( 7 hours ago )
New Mexico ceremony marks 'horrible' discovery of bodies
Ten years ago, police in New Mexico began unearthing the remains of 11 women and an unborn child found buried on Albuquerque's West Mesa, marking the start of a massive homicide investigation that remains open
6:59PM ( 7 hours ago )
Top General short headlines
Australian police disable, arrest man in airport standoff
Australian police say a man who falsely claimed to have a bomb and menaced a woman with a knife has forced the evacuation of Brisbane International Airport for more than two hours
11:54PM ( 2 hours ago )
The Latest: Thousands rally in Spain to support Guaido
Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido says he hopes Pope Francis will soon weigh in on the crisis
9:55PM ( 4 hours ago )
Australia says last child refugees to leave Nauru camp
Australia has announced that the last child refugees held on the Pacific atoll of Nauru will soon be sent to the United States, ending the banishment of children under the government's harsh asylum-seeker policy
8:28PM ( 5 hours ago )
AP World News
Jussie Smollett opens act with emotion: Attackers won't win
"Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett has opened a Southern California concert with an emotional speech, saying he had to play the show because he couldn't let his attackers win
2:20AM ( 2 minutes ago )
Harden has 43 points for 26th game in a row with 30 or more
James Harden had 43 points for his 26th straight game with at least 30 points in the Houston Rockets' 125-98 victory over the Utah Jazz
1:13AM ( 1 hour ago )
Aldridge helps Spurs escape bat, pesky Pelicans, 113-108
LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs withstood another bat intrusion and held off the depleted New Orleans Pelicans 113-108
12:41AM ( 1 hour ago )
Denver's Michael Malone heading to All-Star Game as coach
Denver coach Michael Malone is headed to the All-Star Game, where he'll coach the team picked by LeBron James
12:20AM ( 2 hours ago )
Salvadoran front-runner seeks to end decades of 2-party rule
Salvadorans choose form a slate of candidates all promising to end corruption, stamp out rising violence and create more jobs
12:03AM ( 2 hours ago )