IRAQ: Governor of Baghdede Issam Matti meets with military officials ahead of visit of Pope Francis

BAGHDEDE, Iraq — On Monday, Issam Behnam Matti, the Governor of Baghdede in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, received Iraqi Army Commander of Nineveh Operations Ismail Shihab Mohammed and his Brigade Commanders at the Governorate building in the Hamdaniya district of Baghdede.

During the meeting, they discussed the latest developments in Baghdede and the precautions and measures taken to ensure the safety of His Holiness Pope Francis during his visit to Baghdede.

The delegation then visited the Church of Tahera with Father Ammar Yaku to evaluate the work done in preparation for the reception of His Holiness Pope Francis.