No lips locked! Pope & Imam’s ‘kiss for peace’ more innocent than it seems
Published time: 5 Feb, 2019 10:06Edited time: 5 Feb, 2019 12:48
At an inter-religious meeting in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, the two religious leaders celebrated the signing of a document on fighting extremism together with an embrace – and a kiss.
Many observers, seeing a picture of the event published by Reuters, believed the moment was just a tad too intimate, with the Pope and the Imam all but locking lips in front of onlookers. Social media users snickered, suggested the two “get a room” and mocked the image in light of both religions’ scriptures concerning homosexuality, as well as the UAE’s strictness on public displays of affection.
I would love to be in the room as @VP Mike Pence finds out about this!
— Isiah (@Cyanax) February 4, 2019