Shlimon Warduni, bishop of the Catholic Chaldean Church of Baghdad

445566.jpgcenter, head of the Mandaein ethnic group Sattar Haider, left, and and director of the Christian endowment Abdullah al Noufali, leave al Sistani’s office after their meeting, in Najaf,160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008.The Christian delegation visited cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf Monday, seeking his influence to secure their rights. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani)