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Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric deliver message of coexistence

LA Daily News 07 Mar 2021
The 90-year-old cleric, one of the most eminent among Shiites worldwide, afterward said Christians should live in peace in Iraq and enjoy the same rights as other Iraqis ... Together, the day’s events gave symbolic and practical punch to the central message of Francis’ visit, calling for Iraq to embrace its diversity.
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Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric deliver mesage of coexistence

The Salt Lake Tribune 07 Mar 2021
The 90-year-old cleric, one of the most eminent among Shiites worldwide, afterward said Christians should live in peace in Iraq and enjoy the same rights as other Iraqis ... Together, the day’s events gave symbolic and practical punch to the central message of Francis’ visit, calling for Iraq to embrace its diversity.
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Pope Francis to visit regions of Iraq once held by Islamic State

BBC News 07 Mar 2021
Pope Francis will visit parts of northern Iraq that were held by Islamic State (IS) militants on the third day of his historic trip to the country ... There are fears the ritual could become a coronavirus super-spreader event ... Iraq has been wracked by religious and sectarian violence, both against minorities and between Shia and Sunni Muslims too.
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Brattleboro Reformer 07 Mar 2021
Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric deliver message of coexistence ... The joint appearance by figures from across Iraq's sectarian spectrum was almost unheard-of, given their communities' often bitter divisions. Together, the day’s events gave symbolic and practical punch to the central message of Francis’ visit, calling for Iraq to embrace its diversity.
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Pope Francis meets Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric, visits birthplace of Prophet Abraham

Metro USA 06 Mar 2021
The back-to-back inter-religious events some 200 km (125 miles) apart, one in a dusty, built-up city and the other in a desert plain, reinforced the main theme of his risky trip to Iraq – that the country has suffered far too much ... invasion of 2003 plunged Iraq into years of sectarian conflict ... Pope Francis visits Iraq. Pope Francis visits Iraq.
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Pope, on Iraq visit, decries violence in the name of God as ‘greatest blasphemy’

Metro USA 06 Mar 2021
The inter-religious events, one in a dusty, built-up city and the other on a desert plain 200 km (125 miles) away, reinforced the main theme of the pope’s risky trip to Iraq – that the country has suffered far too much, and the killing has often been sectarian ... invasion of 2003 plunged Iraq into years of sectarian conflict.
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Pope Francis, top Iraq Shiite cleric deliver message of coexistence

ABC7 06 Mar 2021
Afterward, he said religious authorities have a role in protecting Iraq's Christians, and that Christians should live in peace and enjoy the same rights as other Iraqis ... Together, the day's two main events gave symbolic and practical punch to the central message of Francis' visit, calling for Iraq to embrace its diversity.
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Pope, on Iraq visit, decries violence in the name of God as 'greatest blasphemy'

The Daily Republic 06 Mar 2021
The inter-religious events, one in a dusty, built-up city and the other on a desert plain 200 km (125 miles) away, reinforced the main theme of the pope's risky trip to Iraq - that the country has suffered far too much, and the killing has often been sectarian ... invasion of 2003 plunged Iraq into years of sectarian conflict ... IRAQ.
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Pope Francis urges Iraq’s Muslims, Christians to unite for peace

Al Jazeera 06 Mar 2021
Pope Francis has urged Iraq’s Muslim and Christian religious leaders to put aside animosities and work together for peace and unity during an interfaith meeting in the traditional birthplace of the Prophet Abraham, father of their faiths ... In 1947, a year before Israel’s birth, Iraq’s Jewish community numbered about 150,000.
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Pope Francis meets Grand Ayatollah in Iraq, visits birthplace of Prophet Abraham

AM New York 06 Mar 2021
The back-to-back inter-religious events some 125 miles apart, one in a dusty, built-up city and the other in a desert plain, reinforced the main theme of his risky trip to Iraq — that the country has suffered far too much ... invasion of 2003 plunged Iraq into years of sectarian conflict.
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Iraqis welcome Pope as 'messenger of unity'

The New Arab 06 Mar 2021
Pope Francis used the imagery of the fabrics that make up a carpet to illustrate how Iraq's single churches, each a thread, make up the community and society ... The pilgrimage to Iraq has had a positive effect in unifying Iraqis welcoming the event, but as he put it "the real work of unifying the Iraqis is something the Iraqis have to do".
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The Latest: US secretary of state praises pope visit to Iraq

Brattleboro Reformer 06 Mar 2021
Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he is pleased to see the historic visit by Pope Francis to Iraq ... Iraqi and Vatican church officials had promised social distancing and other health measures would be enforced during Francis’ four-day visit to Iraq, especially at his indoor events.
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Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric hold historic, symbolic meeting

Bangor Daily News 06 Mar 2021
PLAINS OF UR, IraqPope Francis and Iraq’s top Shiite cleric delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence Saturday, urging Muslims in the war-weary Arab nation to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority during an historic meeting in the holy city of Najaf.
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