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Pope Francis in Iraq: A Moment of Human Fraternity

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June 3, 2021

International religious leaders and officials come together to discuss concrete steps towards promoting human fraternity in Iraq, during a Higher Committee of Human Fraternity virtual event held just three months after His Holiness Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq.

PAST SPEAKERS

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Cardinal Miguel Ayuso Guixot

President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

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Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam

Secretary-General of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity

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Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako

Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Patriarchate in Babylon

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Abdel-Wahab Taha Al-Sammerai

Imam and Khatib of Abu Hanifa Mosque in Baghdad

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Dr. Sayyed Jawad Al-Khoei

Co-Founder of the Iraqi Council for Interfaith Dialogue

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Noura Al Kaabi

UAE Minister of Culture and Youth

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Ernesto Ottone Ramirez

Assistant Director-General of UNESCO

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Hassan Nadhem

Iraqi Minister of Culture

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Father Olivier Poquillon

Dominican Order representative to UNESCO-UAE restoration project in Mosul

AGENDA

3.00 PM - 3.05 PM

Opening Remarks

Emily Judd

3.05 PM – 3.15 PM

Why was the Pope’s visit important to global human fraternity?

His Eminence Cardinal Miguel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam, Secretary-General of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

What was the significance of the Pope’s visit for Iraqis?

His Eminence Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Patriarchate in Babylon Abdel-Wahab Taha Al-Sammerai, Imam and Khatib of Abu Hanifa Mosque in Baghdad Dr. Sayyed Jawad Al-Khoei, Co-Founder of the Iraqi Council for Interfaith Dialogue

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

What are the next steps in rebuilding Iraq?

Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Youth Ernesto Ottone Ramirez, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO His Excellency Hassan Nadhem, Iraqi Minister of Culture Father Olivier Poquillon, Dominican Order representative to UNESCO-UAE restoration project in Mosul

3:50 PM - 3:55 PM

Closing Remarks

Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam, Secretary-General of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternit

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