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Pope Francis, Grand Imam embrace each other, call for world peace

A picture of Pope Francis and the Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayeb engaged in what appeared to be a kiss, went viral on the internet and caused a stir. A barrage of trolls and sneers followed.

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Pope Francis and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb stand after signing a document on fighting extremism, during an inter-religious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 4, 2019. - Image: Reuters
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Pope Francis and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb stand after signing a document on fighting extremism, during an inter-religious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 4, 2019. - Image: Reuters

Pope Francis shaking hands with Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb during an inter-religious meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 4, 2019. The two called for the war in West Asia to end. - Image: Reuters
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Pope Francis shaking hands with Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb during an inter-religious meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 4, 2019. The two called for the war in West Asia to end. - Image: Reuters

Pope Francis is greeted by Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 4, 2019. - Image: Reuters
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Pope Francis is greeted by Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 4, 2019. - Image: Reuters

Pope Francis and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb embrace each other after signing a document on fighting extremism, during an inter-religious meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 4, 2019. - Image: Reuters
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Pope Francis and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb embrace each other after signing a document on fighting extremism, during an inter-religious meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 4, 2019. - Image: Reuters

Pope Francis and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb kiss each other after signing a document on fighting extremism, during an inter-religious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 4, 2019. - Image: Reuters
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Pope Francis and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb kiss each other after signing a document on fighting extremism, during an inter-religious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 4, 2019. - Image: Reuters

First Published on Feb 7, 2019 08:47 am
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