Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives Vatican Ambassador to Iraq
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Thursday received the Ambassador of the Vatican to Iraq, Mitja Leskovar.
Prime Minister Barzani reiterated his commitment to maintain a culture of forgiveness and coexistence within the Kurdistan Region and proposed ways to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between the Kurdistan Region and the Vatican, the KRG said in a statement.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister received regards from His Holiness Pope Francis, conveyed by the Ambassador, as well as his gratitude for the Kurdistan Region’s support for displaced Christians.
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Pope Francis, visited in early March Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, and left a $350,000 donation earmarked needy families across the embattled country.
During his trip, the pontiff delivered a message of peace and brotherhood to the war-torn communities in Iraq. His visit was also widely perceived as a hopeful sign for the nation's decimated Christian population.