Najaf (IP) – During his visit to Iraq, Pope Francis met the top Shai marja' in Iraq, Ayatollah Ali Sistani, on Saturday morning.

Iran Press/Middle East: The leader of the world's Catholics, Pope Francis, accompanied by his delegation, went to Ayatollah Sistani's house in Najaf this morning.

After more than a year of COVID restrictions, Pope Francis arrived in Iraq on Friday on a four-day trip amid tight security and curfews.

Upon his arrival, the pope was greeted by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi and a group of officials at Baghdad airport.

He also met Iraqi President Barham Salih yesterday.


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