Saudi Arabia may feature in future papal visit

Saudi Arabia may feature in future papal visit
In this file photo, Roman Catholic Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (L) and Etidal Secretary-General Dr. Nasir al-Biqami meet during a visit by a delegation led by the cardinal at the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology (Etidal) headquarters in Riyadh on April 18, 2018. A future papal visit may include Saudi Arabia, leading religious figures told Arab News on Feb. 4, 2019 as Pope Francis began his visit to the UAE. (AFP file photo)
Updated 04 February 2019

Saudi Arabia may feature in future papal visit

Saudi Arabia may feature in future papal visit

ABU DHABI:  A future papal visit may include Saudi Arabia, leading religious figures told Arab News on Sunday.

“We consider it a global model, so it can be adopted and implemented elsewhere,” said Dr. Sultan Faisal Al-Remeithi, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Elders.

The Catholic Apostolic Vicar of Northern Arabia, Bishop Camillo Ballin, also hoped for a papal tour. “There are many Catholics in Northern Arabia,” he said.