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Everything to Know About Pope Francis' Visit to Dubai So Far

This will be Pope Francis' second official visit to the UAE, following his 2019 Holy Mass in Abu Dhabi

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3 November 2023

Last updated on 3 November 2023
Pope Francis to Visit Dubai in December 2023

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After nearly five years since his first official visit to the UAE in February 2019, Pope Francis will be returning to the emirates from December 1-3, 2023, for the COP28 summit in Dubai.

The news of his visit was made during a channel RAI interview, reported The National.

The head of the Catholic Church has long been vocal about global warming and climate change, and he will be delivering an address at the UN climate summit.

"We are still in time to stop it. Our future is at stake, the future of our children and our grandchildren. A bit of responsibility is needed," said the Bishop of Rome.

Pope Francis to visit Dubai in December 2023 for COP28

What is COP28?

The Conference of the Parties, or COP, is an annual international summit attended by global leaders, to work towards solutions that will improve the world's climate change issues.

COP28, the 28th edition of the convention, will take place at Expo City, Dubai, from November 30 to December 12, and will be seeing key figures from around the world. A main focus of this year's event will be the Paris Agreement from the 2015 summit.

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In addition to Pope Francis, it has also been confirmed that King Charles III will be attending COP28. The British monarch was invited by the UAE president to speak at the opening ceremony on December 1.

For more information about COP28, visit: cop28.com