Top Shiite cleric tells pope Iraq Christians should live in peace

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Qassim Al-Kaabi with Catherine Marciano in Baghdad | AFP
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Sat, 2021-03-06 08:16

NAJAF, Iraq: Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the authority for most of the world’s Shiite Muslims, told Pope Francis in a historic meeting in the Iraqi city of Najaf Saturday that the country’s Christians should live in “peace.”
The meeting, on the second day of the first-ever papal visit to Iraq, marked a landmark moment in modern religious history.

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