Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/IRAQ – Beginning of the Pope’s apostolic visit to the land of Abraham
Ur – “Here, where Abraham our father lived, we seem to have returned home”. Thus, after being received in Najaf by Ayatollah Ali al Sistani , Pope Francis began his speech today, in the plain of Ur of the Chaldeans, in one of the key moments of his apostolic visit in Iraq. An event shared by representatives of all faith communities present in the country, offered as a “sign of blessing and hope for Iraq, for the Middle East and for the whole world”, in the trust that “Heaven has not grown weary of the earth: God loves every people, every one of his daughters and sons!”.