The historic visit of Pope Francis in Arabian Peninsula, the first ever in history, earned abuzz online and mainstream media.
After Pope Francis and Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayeb kissed in the celebration of inter-religious meeting in United Arab Emirates.
The so-called kiss stirred online and actually revealed that it was not a locked lips kiss.
The first report online said it was a locked kiss but the act was more of a peck on the cheek than a full-blown smooch.
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.
However, as other images from the event reveal, the initial Reuters picture was likely just a matter of getting caught at an inopportune moment.
The two would, moments later, transition into a more prim cheek-rub.
The UAE government also allowed the Pope to conduct a mass for Catholic living and working in the said country.
The mass was attended by over 130,000 people and a mini concert was held for all the attendees.