LIVE: Pope Francis visits Najaf on second day of Iraq tour

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Pope Francis visits Najaf, one of the holy cities of Shi'a Islam, on Saturday, March 6 during the second day of his historic four-day trip to Iraq. There, the pontiff will hold a private meeting with influential Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Al-Husayni Al-Sistani, regarded as the spiritual leader of Iraq's Shi'a muslims. The Pope’s historic visit to Iraq comes as part of an initiative to preserve Iraq’s ancient Christian communities and support the return of those Christians driven out by ISIS.​

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