Why Pope Francis' Historic Visit to the Gulf Matters
The New York Times
"Pope Francis started a landmark, three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, becoming the first pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church to visit the Arabian Peninsula. The visit offers a rare note of hope for Christians in the Middle East, who in recent decades have come under intense pressure in the region where their faith has its roots. Many have been persecuted, killed or forced to flee."
Image: Pope Francis (Remo Casilli/Reuters).