The New Paper

March 5, 2021

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq

Pope Francis arrived in Iraq today, becoming the first pontiff to visit the Middle Eastern nation. The four-day visit is scheduled to include meetings with President Barham Salih, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani (the leader of Iraq's Shiite Muslims), and several leaders from Iraq’s Christian community.
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