In his fourth stop, the Pope arrives in the capital of the Kurdistan Region, and Nechirvan Barzani arrives at his reception


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Shafaq News / Pope Francis arrived on Sunday morning in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, from Baghdad, on the fourth stop of his historic papal visit to Iraq.

As soon as the pontiff arrived at Erbil International Airport, he was received by the President of the region, Nechirvan Barzani, the Prime Minister of the region, Masrour Barzani, in addition to religious and civil figures.

The President of the Region will meet the Pope in the Presidential VIP Hall at Erbil Airport.

The Pope visited Najaf, as part of the second leg of his historic papal visit to Iraq.

During his visit to the city, which is the capital of Shiism in the world, he met the religious authority, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

After visiting Najaf, the Pope went to the city of Nasiriyah, the local capital of Dhi Qar Governorate, in southern Iraq, and performed a unified prayer called the prayer of the sons of Abraham in the birthplace of the Prophet in the ancient city of Ur.

On Friday, the fifth of this March, the Supreme Pontiff began his historic visit to Iraq from the capital, Baghdad, beginning with a meeting with the Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and the President of the Republic, Barham Ahmed Saleh.

The Pope delivered a speech during his meeting with bishops, priests, civilians, consecrated persons, preachers and teachers at the Syriac Catholic “Our Lady of Deliverance” cathedral in Baghdad.

And committed the organization of the so – called Islamic State of Iraq , the al – Qaeda in Mesopotamia in the era of 31 October of the year 2010 massacre of Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad ‘s Karrada district when gunmen stormed the church during the ceremony of the performance of the Mass . The incident ended with the militants blowing themselves up and killing and injuring hundreds of those inside the church.

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