Al-Zahra University hosts a delegation from the Vatican

Al-Zahra University for Women, in coordination with the International Media Center of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine, hosted a delegation from the Vatican State represented by Professor Francesco Nicola Mario from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Italy and researcher Aram from the Catholic Diocese in Basra province.

The head of the International Media Center, Haidar Al-Mangooshi, said, "A delegation from the Vatican visited Iraq, in coordination with the Iraqi embassy in the Vatican. An intellectual symposium was held at Al-Zahra University, peace be upon her, on the role of women in the modern era. The researcher shed light on the role of women in eastern and western societies."

 He added that "after completing the visit to the university, the delegation visited the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussain and was briefed on the urban development witnessed by the city, in addition to introducing the life of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, and a number of religious books related to the thought of Ahlulbayt, peace be upon them, were gifted, such as the Treatise on Rights of Imam Zain Al-Abidin, peace be upon him."

Mario said, "This is my first visit to Iraq and to the city of Karbala, which is considered one of the holy places and inspires peace and respect with others, and I recommend people of other religions to come to visit Karbala to get acquainted with the different cultures it embraces."

The head of the delegation extended his appreciation to the Holy Shrine for the hospitality.


Amir Al-Mousawi

Photography: Hassan Qassem