Report

rss

Iraq News

Kurdistan

Economy

World

All News

UNAMI and UNESCO delegation checks preparations for the POPE’ visit

Category: Iraq News

Date: 2021-01-30T11:08:41+0000
UNAMI and UNESCO delegation checks preparations for the POPE’ visit

Shafaq News / official delegation from the UNAMI and UNESCO on Saturday, visited “Ur” Archaeological City in Dhi Qar Governorate.

An informed source told Shafaq News Agency that the delegation checked the preparations for the Pope’s visit and the prospect of tourism marketing of archaeological sites in the City after being listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

“Ur” Archaeological City (modern Tell Al Muqayyar) is situated 17 km south-west of Nasiriya, the administrative center of the Dhi Qar Governorate, and 200 km north of Basra and the Arabian Gulf.

In December 2020, The Vatican announces that Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Journey to Iraq on 5-8 March 2021, visiting Baghdad, the plain of Ur, Mosul, and Qaraqosh.

The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, announced the news, adding that the Pope had accepted the invitation of the Republic of Iraq and the local Catholic Church.

This will be the first-ever visit by a pope to Iraq.

Pope Francis has long expressed his desire to visit Iraq.

Later, Louis Sako, patriarch of Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church, said Pope Francis is to meet top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani during the visit to Iraq.

related

UNAMI: Erbil attack pushes Iraq toward “unknown”

Date: 2021-07-07 09:23:32
UNAMI: Erbil attack pushes Iraq toward “unknown”

UNAMI condemns the terrorist attack in Diyala, says ISIS still represent a threat

Date: 2022-01-21 16:42:46
UNAMI condemns the terrorist attack in Diyala, says ISIS still represent a threat

UNAMI rejects some parties' decision to boycott the elections

Date: 2021-08-25 17:32:35
UNAMI rejects some parties' decision to boycott the elections

UNAMI on the Turkish airstrikes: Iraq's sovereignty must be respected at all times

Date: 2022-02-02 17:24:46
UNAMI on the Turkish airstrikes: Iraq's sovereignty must be respected at all times

The Iraqi PM discusses UNAMI role in the early elections

Date: 2020-09-19 14:56:00
The Iraqi PM discusses UNAMI role in the early elections

The United States announced $5.2 million grant to the UNAMI elections monitoring team

Date: 2021-08-26 06:26:42
The United States announced $5.2 million grant to the UNAMI elections monitoring team

UNAMI extends Ramadan greeting to Iraqis

Date: 2022-04-02 11:22:58
UNAMI extends Ramadan greeting to Iraqis

The High Electoral Commission in Iraq specifies the obstacles that impedes its work

Date: 2020-09-30 18:15:32
The High Electoral Commission in Iraq specifies the obstacles that impedes its work