The Sheikh of Al-Azhar: The Pope’s visit to Baghdad carries a message of peace and solidarity for all the Iraqi people – the Arabs and the world – the Arab world

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The Grand Imam, Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Chairman of the Council of Muslim Elders, praised the visit of His Holiness, Pope Francis, Pope of the Catholic Church, to Iraq, describing it with historicism and courage.

His Eminence said in a tweet to him on the social networking site “Twitter”: “The historic and courageous visit of my brother Pope Francis to dear Iraq carries a message of peace, solidarity and support for all the Iraqi people. I pray to God for his success that this trip will achieve the hoped-for fruits on the path of human brotherhood.”

This trip comes two years after the joint visit of the Grand Imam, Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar, and His Holiness Pope Francis, Pope of the Catholic Church, to the UAE, during which they signed the Human Fraternity Document on February 4, 2019; This was followed by a joint cooperation between the two religious institutions on many humanitarian issues, and the establishment of the Supreme Committee for Human Fraternity.

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