Today, Monday, the spokesman for the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, Ahmed Al-Sahhaf, confirmed that Pope Francis has a will to fulfill his visit to the country as scheduled on the fifth of this month.
He told RT, “The details of the effort presented until now, and from all state institutions and within the sub-teams of the Supreme Committee organizing the visit of His Holiness, reveal to us the extent of the high interest in this visit and to mobilize and facilitate all its capabilities.”
He added, “The visit reflects the importance of Iraq’s history, culture and civilization, and it is appropriate for our people that all institutions come together to achieve this, despite the enormous challenges our reality is witnessing, but there is a will by His Holiness to realize the visit on time.”
Al-Sahhaf pointed out that “the visit represents a national mission for the state and its institutions, and it also represents a meaning of human and religious convergence that may not be repeated later. Iraq is a country of religions, component pluralism and symbolism, and the visit comes in the context of an intentional addition to all of that.”
Health experts sounded the alarm about the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Iraq and the repercussions it may bring on the outbreak of the new Corona virus in this country.
The Pope is scheduled to start a four-day visit to Iraq on Friday to express his solidarity with the Christian community, which has been crushed by wars and the “ISIS” fighters.