Saturday, March 06, 2021

Pope leaves house of top cleric Sistani | AFP


Pope Francis leaves the house of Iraq's top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani following their extraordinary meeting, on the second day of his historic Iraq. Sistani, 90, almost never holds meetings but made an exception for 84-year-old Francis, who is making the first-ever papal trip to Iraq to encourage dwindling Christians and extend his hand to Shiite Muslims. Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔