The chair that Pope Francis sat on during his visit to Iraq sparked widespread controversy in the country that the Pope of the Vatican visited for the first time in a visit that was considered “historic.”
The large white chair that appeared during the “meeting of religions” and the Abrahamic prayer in the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq, was specially designed for the Pope’s visit by a non-Iraqi company called “Behind the Lights”.
After the visit ended, news arose of the “theft” of the chair by the company that designed it and contracted with the Iraqi state to organize the meeting, but sources denied this.
An informed Iraqi source told RT that “the chair is from the possessions of the company that organized the meeting, and there was no agreement to hand it over to Iraq or to any museum, and what came out of the information about its theft, is incorrect.”
For its part, (Behind Al-Adwaa) company announced in a press release, “The chair on which the Mass was held is from the company’s revenues and what was raised about its disappearance is unfounded.”
It is noteworthy that the Pope visited Iraq on the fifth of this March, and toured five Iraqi provinces within three days, and his meeting with the supreme religious authority, Ali al-Sistani, and a visit to the city of Mosul, were among his most prominent stations in Iraq.