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Francis set foot in the United Arab Emirates grounds most on Monday in a historic trip he hopes will foster peace through religious dialogue the trip makes him the first pontiff ever to visit the Arabian peninsula where Islam was born Mondays visits began with the grounds welcome at the presidential palace , the pontiff was greeted by crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan before holding private talks with him and all the UAE lead as writing in the palace guess but he also called grounds the U. A. E.'s define blessings of peace and fraternal solidarity bots the visit comes just hours off to the pipe issued his strongest condemnation of the war in Yemen yet year man urging all sides to put the fragile peace deal in place and help deliver aid to millions of starving people is a conflict in which the UAE takes a leading minute tree role in a Saudi led coalition , Vatican officials said before the trip it was not clear whether the pipe would address the Yemen war in public or private during his stay the full pay Francis lease the Emirates on cheese day he will meet Muslim leaders and hold an outdoor mass with some a hundred and thirty five thousand Catholics Christian worship is allowed in UAE chat compounds with special licenses in neighboring Saudi Arabia churches of bands bots the pontiff's visit received a warm welcome in the kingdom's main English daily Arab news which cold it's quite it's the moments that made history on the Arabian peninsula