The visit is Pope Francis' first-ever trip to Iraq.
Pope Francis arrived in Baghdad on Friday, becoming the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to visit the Arab country
He explained that those 21 Christians who “bore witness to Jesus Christ” were “ordinary men” who went abroad to support their families.
Egypt’s Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb said on Thursday that the interfaith Document on Human Fraternity signed in 2019 represents a message of peace to the mankind.
The day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Human Fraternity document in UAE capital, Abu Dhabi in 4 February 2019.
Pope Francis sent a message of cooperation to promote the culture of peace to Egyptian Endowments (Awqaf) Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa.
Both religious figures have jointly published posts in English and Arabic on their social media accounts, affirming their continuous efforts of combating wrong ideologies that disseminate violence in the name of the religion.
Pope Francis’ call marked the seventh anniversary of his meeting with Tawadros II in Rome on May 10, 2013.
In an article issued in Al Ahram newspaper on Friday, Abou el Enein commended Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders Ahmad el Tayeb and Pope Francis’ stances.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced he supports the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity’s call to pray for humanity on May 14.
In a phone call with the grand Imam, Pope Francis also wished the whole world more stability and security, praying to God to make the universe free from wars and diseases.
Pope Francis cautioned against “unfair” solutions aimed at ending the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, Al Arabiya reported on Saturday.
“In the whole world, men and women migrants face risky voyages to escape violence, to escape, war, to escape poverty,”.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi congratulated Pope Francis on Christmas and New Year celebrations, and wished him success in his message to spread religious tolerance peace worldwide, in a telephone call on Thursday, the Presidency said.
This came in a message handed over by Egypt's Foreign Minister, while wrapping up his visit to the Vatican City, to Pope Francis.
Pope Francis wrapped up a 4 day trip to Japan by turning from the anti-nuclear message that was the backbone of his visit to other key campaigns of his.
Vatican Pope Francis said Sunday a world without nuclear weapons is "possible and necessary," the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported on Sunday.
The Pope pleaded for action against one of the region's greatest scourges, human trafficking to fuel the forced labor and sex trade industries, as he began a week-long visit to Asia.
Pope Francis hosted 1,500 homeless and needy people for lunch on Sunday as the Roman Catholic Church marked its World Day of the Poor.
Vatican Pope Francis has appealed for a new effort at dialogue after US forces pulled back from northeastern Syria.