FORUM

Mar 5 2021

Pope’s trip to Iraq at a critical time

Pope Francis, the world’s Catholic leader during a three-day visit to Iraq, which was organized at the request of Cardinal Louis Sako, the leader of the Chaldean minority, and at the official invitation of the Iraqi government, will visit the cities of Baghdad, Ur, Mosul and Erbil, and meet with Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf. The importance of this trip, regardless of the visit of a religious leader to Iraq, is in its political and symbolic messages. In fact, programs such as joint worship with Muslims, visiting common religious sites of Muslims and Christians, memorial ceremony for war victims and etc. …