Addressing Pope’s visit with Grand Ayat. Sistani, Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi, one of the Four Grand Ayatollahs of Najaf, said the last nail in the coffin of the plan to normalize relations with the Zionist regime is struck.
“In the meeting with Pope, the authority of Grand Ayat. Sistani struck the last nail in the coffin of the plan to normalize relations with the Zionist regime,” he said.
He underscored that “It is not possible for a project like this to be verified by Najaf.”
The Iraqi Ayatollahi also noted that “Interfaith dialogue is not new and Ayatollah Sistani’s meeting with the Pope is an important step in this field.”
Following the meeting between the Pope and the supreme authority of the Shiites in Iraq, Ayatollah Sistani’s office said in a statement that the meeting discussed the great challenges facing humanity in the present era.
Analyzing the released statement, Iraqi media outlets reported that the statement included seven “Noes”:
– No to sanctions,
– No to violence,
– No to oppression,
– No to poverty,
– No to suppressing religious freedoms,
– No to the absence of social freedoms,
– No to normalizing relations with the Zionist regime.