- Time: 03/07/2021 16:14:55
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(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The Chaldean Patriarch in Iraq and the scientist Cardinal Louis Raphael Sacco revealed some of what the supreme religious authority, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said, during his reception in his office in Najaf, Pope of the Vatican Francis I yesterday, Saturday.
Sako, who attended the meeting, said, "Grand Ayatollah Sistani told us, 'I am a servant of all Iraqis and all human beings.'"
Imam Ali al-Sistani received yesterday morning the Grand Pope (Pope Francis), Pope of the Catholic Church and Head of State of the Vatican.
A statement issued by the Office of the Supreme Authority said, "During the meeting, the discussion revolved around the great challenges that humanity faces in this era and the role of faith in God Almighty and His messages and commitment to the high moral values in overcoming them."
According to the statement, Mr. Al-Sistani talked about the injustice, oppression, poverty, religious and intellectual persecution, suppression of basic freedoms and the absence of social justice, especially the wars, acts of violence, economic blockade, displacement and so on, especially the Palestinian people in the territories, according to the statement. Occupied. "
His Eminence referred to "the role that the great religious and spiritual leaders should play in curbing these tragedies, and what is hoped for in urging the concerned parties - especially in the great powers - to give priority to reason and wisdom and to reject the language of war, and not to expand caring for their self-interests." At the expense of peoples' rights to live in freedom and dignity. "
He also stressed "the importance of concerted efforts to consolidate the values of harmony, peaceful coexistence and human solidarity in all societies, based on the protection of rights and mutual respect among followers of different religions and ideological trends."
The supreme authority praised "the status of Iraq and its glorious history and the honorable Muhammad of its people with all its affiliations, and expressed hope that it will surpass its current ordeal in a not so distant time," affirming "his concern for Christian citizens to live like all Iraqis in security and peace and in full their constitutional rights."
He referred to a part of the role played by the religious authority in protecting them and the rest of those who had been wronged and hurt in the incidents of past years, especially during the period in which the terrorists seized vast areas in several Iraqi governorates, and practiced criminal acts there.
Al-Sistani wished the Supreme Pontiff, the followers of the Catholic Church, and the common people of humanity good and happiness, and thanked him for taking the trouble to travel to Najaf to make this visit.
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