Monday, October 21, 2019

Feb 04 19, 5:41 pm

World’s longest passenger flight arrives in Sydney, Australia

Qantas flight QF7879 managed to finish what is dubbed as the world’s longest non-stop passenger flight in Sydney on Sunday. The flight arrived in Australia over 19 hours in the air. Qantas flight QF7879 took 19 hours and 16 minutes to fly from New York to Sydney. This...

12-year-old boy suspended after hugging female teacher

A 12-year-old boy has been suspended from school after he hugged his female gym teacher. In a news report by Telegram, the boy was playing dodgeball with his friends in Massachusetts in the United States when the teacher gave him a timeout. The boy then hugged his...

Abu Dhabi: Toll fines to be reduced by 25 percent

The Transportation Department in Abu Dhabi will be implementing a 25 percent discount on fines incured at toll gates. His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Department of Transportation, has ordered that a motorist will only pay 75...

Child saved after swallowing gold earring

Doctors in Abu Dhabi saved the life of a 3-year-old national girl after she swallowed a gold earring and suffered from severe breathing difficulty. The child was rushed to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in the capital after she swallowed the object while her mother was...

Thousands of Filipino Catholics converge to attend Papal Mass in Abu Dhabi

by | EDITOR’S CHOICE, News

Feb. 04, 19 | 5:41 pm

Thousands of Catholic faithful, including overseas Filipino workers across all emirates of the UAE, came together to witness the historic visit of His Holiness Pope Francis that will culminate with the celebration of a Papal Mass to be held at Zayed Sports City Stadium today, February 5, 2019 from 10:30 am onwards.

With over 1 million Catholics all across the UAE and millions more from overseas, only 135,000 people had the rare opportunity to attend not only one of the few Papal Masses done outside Vatican City but also the first-ever in the history of MENA that a Pope celebrated a mass in the region.

The mass also saw a 120-member choir, composed mostly of Filipinos, with Filipina conductress Joy Santos spearheading the multi-cultural voices who will sing hymns in English, Arabic, and Latin.

Many Filipinos had camped out the night before at hotels and locations near access hubs scattered across the UAE. Ecstatic and filled with eagerness to meet the Pope, they made sure they get to the venue early, as the first batch of buses left as early as 10:00 pm in the evening of February 4 to head towards the venue.

The visit of the Pontiff is a positive response to the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the UAE together with His Eminence Dr Ahmad At-Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sharif, who welcomed the Pope as he arrived from the Vatican.

The Papal Visit is a testament to the UAE’s ‘Year of Tolerance’ as the short visit was in conjunction with the celebrations of the ‘International Interfaith Meeting on Human Fraternity’ that saw the Muslim Council of Elders together with Pope Francis as well as different leaders from various religions around the world converge in a dialogue to pursue paths of mutual agreement and build bridges towards unity and harmony for years to come.

The Pope is expected to leave the United Arab Emirates around 1:00 pm, following a farewell ceremony at the Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport.

Jobs

Latest News

World’s longest passenger flight arrives in Sydney, Australia

World’s longest passenger flight arrives in Sydney, Australia

Qantas flight QF7879 managed to finish what is dubbed as the world’s longest non-stop passenger flight in Sydney on Sunday. The flight arrived in Australia over 19 hours in the air. Qantas flight QF7879 took 19 hours and 16 minutes to fly from New York to Sydney. This...

12-year-old boy suspended after hugging female teacher

12-year-old boy suspended after hugging female teacher

A 12-year-old boy has been suspended from school after he hugged his female gym teacher. In a news report by Telegram, the boy was playing dodgeball with his friends in Massachusetts in the United States when the teacher gave him a timeout. The boy then hugged his...

Bahrain’s cultural diplomacy hailed

Bahrain’s cultural diplomacy hailed

With its various distinctions in cultural diplomacy, Bahrain affirms to prioritize the advancement of cultural peacekeeping as well as promote the civilized face of the Kingdom. In a report by Bahrain News Agency, Foreign Affairs Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al...

Shari’a seminar conducted for OFWs in Saudi Arabia

Shari’a seminar conducted for OFWs in Saudi Arabia

The Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia on October 18 held a seminar about the Shari’a law to help Filipinos based in the Kingdom be familiarized with its rules and regulations. The seminar, conducted on the Embassy grounds at 4 PM, was attended by dozens of Filipino...

Abu Dhabi: Toll fines to be reduced by 25 percent

The Transportation Department in Abu Dhabi will be implementing a 25 percent discount on fines incured at toll gates. His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Department of Transportation, has ordered that a motorist will only pay 75...

Child saved after swallowing gold earring

Doctors in Abu Dhabi saved the life of a 3-year-old national girl after she swallowed a gold earring and suffered from severe breathing difficulty. The child was rushed to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in the capital after she swallowed the object while her mother was...

Thieves nabbed after returning to get hidden loot

Dubai’s police arrested three thieves just after returning to the UAE to recover stolen items they had hidden with the help of an accomplice. Police had launched a manhunt for the thieves just after a watchman at the burgled villa reported that thieves had broken in...

Expect heavy rains in UAE until Thursday, says NCM

Expect a wet and colder weather in the UAE today after the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) release weather forecast about high chances of rain from Monday afternoon until Thursday. Temperatures were also went as low as 17.7 degrees Celsius over Jebel Jais...

Recent posts

We listed over 1,000,000 jobs from United Arab Emirates monthly.

Accomodation option available in the market.

Latest News
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and never miss a thing. No spam. Only hand-picked trending news.

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

© 2018 The Filipino Times. All rights reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

More in EDITOR’S CHOICE, News
Cebu Pacific to receive 12 brand new aircraft in 2019
Published On  February 4, 2019
“Pope knows you’re Filipino if you call him ‘Lolo Kiko’,” says PH ambassador to Holy See
Published On  February 4, 2019
IN PHOTOS: Highlights of Pope Francis’ first visit to the UAE
Published On  February 4, 2019
Close