This week Pope Francis delivered mass in the United Arab Emirates, the first visit by a pope to the Arabian Peninsula. This was a really big deal, a truly momentous occasion for those working for peace and dialogue amongst people of all faiths. Religious leaders from around the world convened to discuss interfaith cooperation, and they did it in an Arab country. But because nothing bad happened, and Trump didn’t tweet about it, the media barely touched it. We were disappointed by the lack of coverage of this important historic first, a glimmer of hope in a bleak news cycle.

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