1) The Pope is cooler than we originally gave him credit for
His Holiness arrived in a white, open top G-Wagon to hold public Mass in Abu Dhabi. A pretty legendary entrance, TBH.
2) He has a lot of fans
On Tuesday 5 February, more than 180,000 people attended a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis - and thousands more were not able to get inside the stadium. Instead, they stood outside, listening to the service and choral music. Amazing.
3) The UAE is a super multilingual destination
During the Mass, readings were heard in English, Arabic, Italian, Tagalog, Latin, Korean, Konkani, Malayalam, Urdu and French. Keeping up?
4) The Pope is ageing incredibly well
If we asked you how old Pope Francis is, what would you say? Well, we certainly wouldn't have pitched 82, and he's been in the job for, well, a long time. We're impressed.
5) He really wants world peace (Miss Congeniality, anyone?)
The Pope was honoured with the first ever Human Fraternity Award, created to create a true interfaith dialogue. We have a good feeling about 2019.
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