Pope Francis, Ayatollah Sistani call for Unity By Editor on 7th March 2021 in Politics By Hassan Ali Ahmed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Pope Francis, Iraq's Ayatollah Sistani call for unity in historic meeting For the first time in history, the pope has visited the Shiite holy city of Najaf and met with top Shiite cleric Ali Sistani. Click here to read the full article. Related posts: Pope to visit Iraq in Historic First Pope's Schedule in Iraq reveals Two Missions Pope Welcomed in "Cradle of Civilisation"