- Pope Francis and Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani met on 6 March 2021 during Pope Francis's visit to Iraq. They met for about 40 minutes in the Shiite cleric's home in Najaf. The visit was prepared with great care to details, such as how many meters the Pope will walk to al-Sistanis home or on what seating arrangements the two will take a seat.
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Mar 06, 2021 · Pope Francis has had a symbolic meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, one of the most senior clerics in Shia Islam, in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf. The historic meeting in Sistani’s home was...
- Harriet Sherwood
Mar 06, 2021 · At the start of his second day in Iraq, Pope Francis on Saturday morning flew to Najaf for a private meeting with the Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Al-Husayni Al-Sistani at his residence. Before meeting with the Grand Ayatollah, the Pope was met by his son Mohammed Rida. The city of Najaf
Mar 06, 2021 · Pope Francis, 84, the head of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, and Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, 90, the spiritual leader of most of the world’s Shia Muslims, talked for almost an hour...
- Harriet Sherwood
Mar 05, 2021 · Hayder al-Khoei Pope Francis is visiting Iraq to meet with Ayatollah Sistani. Here's why it's a historic trip. It represents international and interreligious recognition of the Shia school that...
Mar 06, 2021 · At the start of his second day in Iraq, Pope Francis on Saturday morning flew to Najaf, Iraq, for a private meeting with the Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Al-Husayni Al-Sistani at his residence. According to a statement from the Holy See Press Office, the courtesy visit lasted about forty-five minutes.
Mar 06, 2021 · The meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani came as Francis sought to protect his persecuted flock in Iraq by forging closer bonds between the Roman Catholic Church and the Muslim world. A...
Jul 09, 2021 · On March 5, 2021, Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church, enters Iraq for a historic visit. As he embarks on a pilgrimage to the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq, the birthplace of Abraham, the Pope first stops in the Holy City of Najaf to meet with Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Sistani.
Mar 06, 2021 · Photos: Pope Francis visits Iraq The Pope meets with Iraq's leading Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in Najaf, Iraq, on Saturday. The 45-minute meeting with the 90-year old al-Sistani...