Intense preparation paves way for pontiff to meet ayatollah

A worker rolls a poster of Pope Francis and Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, ahead of the Pope's planned visit to Iraq, at a shop in Najaf, Iraq, February 28, 2021. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani)





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