Pope Francis Iraq trip celebrated with postage stamps

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Al-Araby

The Pope’s momentous Iraq trip earlier this year has prompted the creation of a series of postage stamps to celebrate the historic visit. The trip was the first made by any head of the Catholic Church to Iraq and saw Pope Francis spend three days in the country, where he met with top-level politicians and faith figures. Iraq’s communication ministry revealed the stamps on Monday, with designs including the Pope’s encounter with one of the world’s top Shia Muslim clerics, Ayatollah Ali Sistani, The National reported. A more generic design features the Pope imposed over a map of Iraq filled in w…

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