IP- Pope Francis is to meet top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani in the shrine city of Najaf in March, during the first-ever papal visit to Iraq, a senior Catholic cleric said Thursday.

Iran PressMiddle East: According to Lebanese newspaper Daily Star, Louis Sako, the patriarch of Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church, said it would be a "private visit," and the two religious figures "could discuss a kind of framework to condemn all those who attack life."


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