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Special Olympics Ball Signed by Pope Francis and Grand Imam


7Dnews Abu Dhabi

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 12:50 GMT

In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, and His Eminence Dr Ahmed El-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sherif, signed on Monday, February 4th a ball to mark the hosting of the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi from March 8th to 22nd, 2019.

According to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), the ball was presented by the paralympic athlete Sheikha Sheikha Al Qasimi while she was received by His Holiness Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi.

Pope Francis and Dr Ahmed El-Tayeb expressed their wishes for the success of this globally renowned event and happiness to its participants.

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