Iraqi Shiite leader reaffirms coexistence after meeting pope

[ad_1] NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — After his historic meeting with Pope Francis on Saturday, Iraq’s top Shiite cleric affirmed that religious authorities have a role in protecting Iraq’s Christians and said they should live in peace and enjoy the same rights as other Iraqis. For its part, the Vatican said Francis thanked Grand Ayatollah Ali … Read more