Not got a ticket? Not a problem…
It’s a historic day ahead in the capital as Pope Francis hosts a public Mass at Sheikh Zayed Sports City Stadium on the morning of Tuesday February 5.
But if you’re not one of the 135,000 Catholics who managed to secure a ticket, and traveled overnight to get to the stadium, you can still watch the Papal Mass in Abu Dhabi live.
There are two streaming options for those wishing to watch the Papal Mass live, with a dedicated papal visit website, as well as on the Vatican’s YouTube channel.
The link below should play the live stream from the papal visit website:
Churches across the UAE will also be streaming the landmark event live.
Pope Francis is in the UAE for a historic, three-day visit, which will see him meet with UAE leaders in a bid to help strengthen the values and practices of tolerance in the UAE.
Thus far the Pontiff has been met at the airport by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Dr Ahmad Al Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sharif on Sunday, and was also received at the Presidential Palace by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince on Monday.
Yesterday also saw Pope Francis partake in an interfaith meeting at the Founder’s Memorial, the primary reason for his visit.