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Pope leaves house of top cleric Sistani

AFP, 06 Mar 2021
Pope Francis leaves the house of Iraq's top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani following their extraordinary meeting, on the second day of his historic Iraq. Sistani, 90, almost never holds meetings but made an exception for 84-year-old Francis, who is making the first-ever papal trip to Iraq to encourage dwindling Christians and extend his hand to Shiite Muslims.

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