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Pope Francis to convene grand mass at Erbil's Fransois Hariri Stadium


Sun 07 Mar 2021 | 03:29 PM
Ahmad El-Assasy

On Sunday, the spokesperson of the organizing committee for the visit of Pope Francis of the Catholic Church to Iraq revealed that His Holiness will convene a grand mass at Franso Hariri Football Stadium in Erbil. He added that the visit’s schedule continues in accordance with its set times in outstanding organization.

Earlier Sunday, Pope Francis arrived in Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan, on Sunday. At the forefront of his recipients at the airport was the President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani, senior officials in the region, Masrour Barzani, head of the regional government and clerics from various sects.

On Saturday, Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church held a historic meeting with leading Shia figure Ayatollah Al Sistani as part of the Pope’s visit to Iraq.

The 90 years old grand Sheikh hosted the Pope at his home in the city of Najaf, the historical Catholic-Shia summit lasted for 45 minutes.