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Pope Bahrain trip blends Muslim outreach, Catholic ministry

Oct. 06, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Bahrain blends three of his top priorities as pope: Ministering to a tiny Catholic community, promoting dialogue with the Muslim world and fostering relations with other Christian communities, according to details released Thursday by the Vatican. ...

Pope presses Muslim dialogue message with Bahrain visit

Sep. 28, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will travel to Bahrain in November to press his message of dialogue with the Muslim world, the first pope to visit the country the Vatican said Wednesday. Bahrain is home to the Gulf’s first Catholic Church, located in the capital Manama, as well...

Pope studying Bahrain visit, looking at February for Africa

Sep. 15, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis is studying a possible visit to Bahrain in November and said Thursday he is looking to reschedule his trip to South Sudan and Congo for February. Francis told reporters en route home from Kazakhstan that his strained knee ligaments still...

Gulf Arab nations ask Netflix to remove 'offensive' videos

Sep. 06, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf Arab countries on Tuesday asked Netflix to remove “offensive content” on the streaming service, apparently targeting programs that show people who are gay and lesbian. A joint statement issued on behalf of a committee of the Gulf...

Egypt president meets with regional leaders in coastal city

Aug. 22, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt met Monday with the leaders of Iraq, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, his office said, as world powers and Iran seek to end 16 months of negotiations over the revival of Tehran’s landmark nuclear deal. El-Sissi...

Antidoping authorities allow exceptions for Ukrainians

Jul. 15, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — International doping authorities approved special exemptions for seven Ukrainian athletes, allowing them to compete in world championships though they hadn't been tested enough in the leadup due to the war in their country. The Athletics Integrity Unit announced...