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On historic trip, Pope Francis tries to bridge gulfs

Pope Francis with Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, at an Abu Dhabi mosque on Feb. 4

THE FIRST-EVER PAPAL VISIT TO THE Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam, was meant to build bridges between faiths. But shortly after Pope Francis touched down in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on

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