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Benedict may visit Abraham’s birthplace

Iraq’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Brigade says Pope Benedict would like to visit the ancient city of Ur

  • Iraq
  • February 10, 2011
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The minister, He Sumaisem told a local newspaper that Iraq’s Ambassador to the Holy See, There Habib Sadr had told the Ministry of Tourism of the pope's wishes and offcials had approached the prime minister to work out the requirements for a visit.

He added that the ministry has prepared a tentative arrangements for the Pope’s visit, which will hopefully take place early in 2012.

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Pope Benedict XVI plans to visit the ancient city of Ur in Iraq (ABNA)

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