Thousands pack Bahrain national stadium for pope's main Mass


Thousands of Christians arrived in Bahrain from around the gulf to attend a large mass with Pope Francis Crowds cheered as Pope Francis looped around back when sports stadium before taking part in a mass with an audience of about 30,000 people The pontus four day visit was mainly to attend an interfaith conference but he shifted gear to focus on the region's Catholic community The liturgy was in English as most of the worshippers were South Asian migrant workers he traveled from across the gulf to attend be joy Joseph and Indian living in Saudi Arabia was thrilled to be there The Pope urged his audience to strive for peace If anyone strikes you on the right cheek turned him to the other also that is what the lord asked for bus I am Karen Chammas

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