(ISRAEL 365 NEWS) – In the wake of Pope Francis’s visit last week, Iraqi social media exploded with criticisms of the exclusion of Jews from the Abraham-centric event.
Last week, Pope Francis became the first pontiff to visit Iraq. The highlight of Pope Francis’s four-day visit was a prayer service for “the sons and daughters of Abraham” held at Ur, known in the Bible as Ur Kasdim, the alleged birthplace of Abraham located west of the Euphrates.
According to a Channel 20 report, Faiq Al Sheikh Ali, a member of the Council of Representatives of Iraq and the Secretary-General of the People’s Party for Reform, decried the absence of the Jews from the event.
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