OREANDA-NEWS  Leonid Sevastyanov, Chairman of the World Union of Old Believers (WCC), said that Pope Francis invited Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to a meeting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The meeting is proposed for the end of November — beginning of December in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. The decision on the meeting will remain with the patriarch, Sevastyanov noted.

It is noted that Francis will travel to the Emirates for a meeting on climate change on December 1-3.

Earlier, Pope Francis met separately with the families of Israeli Hamas hostages held in the Gaza Strip and with Palestinians who survived the war, which caused a storm of indignation.

In early November, Francis accused the military industry of fomenting conflicts.