09 January 2019 - 11:07
News ID: 442900
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Rasa – Father Sonmar Ghanim had the honour of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali in ‎Najaf.‎

RNA – Father Sonmar Ghanim, an advisor and ambassador of the Holy See (the Vatican) to ‎the Eastern Countries, along with a group of Christians, made a pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine ‎of Imam Ali in the Iraqi city of Najaf.‎
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Speaking to the Media Centre of the Holy Shrine, the Vatican adviser said, “It is my great ‎honour to visit the paragon of humanity and justice. I do commend and appreciate the ‎warm hospitality of the officials of the Holy Shrine.”‎

Father Ghanim, a Chaldean Catholic priest, added, “I am an Iraqi from Mosul but now I live ‎in Rome and am working as the ambassador of Pope Francis to eastern countries.”‎

The staff of the Media Centre of the Holy Shrine discussed the history and archeological ‎features of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali with Father Ghanim and his entourage and told them ‎about the reconstruction and expansion of the Holy Shrine.‎

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