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Basra’s Governor gifts Pope Francis a painting of Iraqi marshes

Basra Governor gifts Pope Francis

SHAFAQNA- Basra’s Governor, Asaad Al-Eidani on Wednesday (24 May 2023) gifted a painting representing Iraqi marshland to Pope Francis. “We visited His Holiness Pope Francis and attended the entire mass. I was keen to present a painting of the Iraqi marshes to His Holiness the Pope,” Al-Eidani told INA.

“The painting symbolizes the dwellings of our people in the marshlands. I explained to Pope Francis that this is the first civilization created on earth and known to mankind,” the Governor of Basra said.

Al-Eidani, accompanied by an official delegation from the Christian community in Iraq, arrived in Rome to discuss the situation of the Christian community, INA illustrated.

Source: iraqinews

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