Pope Francis (right) with top Iraqi cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf on Saturday: Photo: Vatican Media/AP Pope Francis (right) with top Iraqi cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf on Saturday: Photo: Vatican Media/AP
Pope Francis (right) with top Iraqi cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf on Saturday: Photo: Vatican Media/AP
Pope Francis

Pope Francis holds landmark meeting with Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

  • The two religious leaders met at al-Sistani’s humble home in the holy city of Najaf
  • The visit is one of the highlights of the pontiff’s trip to Iraq, where the cleric has played a key role in tamping down tensions

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Pope Francis (right) with top Iraqi cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf on Saturday: Photo: Vatican Media/AP Pope Francis (right) with top Iraqi cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf on Saturday: Photo: Vatican Media/AP
Pope Francis (right) with top Iraqi cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf on Saturday: Photo: Vatican Media/AP
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