Will Pope visit Iraq during his tour?

31091-pope1.jpg  Informed Parliamentary sources reported that Pope Benedict XVI may visit Iraq as part of his Middle-eastern tour which starts on Friday. The same sources told Al Hayat Newspaper that the Vatican was considering a visit to Baghdad upon an official invitation from Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki. The Pope’s visit would be aimed to check the situation on the ground, mainly for the Christian community.
The Pope announced that his visit to the holy land would be a gesture of support and encouragement for Christians and will contribute to promote peace and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.
The Pope is scheduled to visit Jordan, Israel and the West Bank beginning Friday.http://www.alsumaria.tv/en/Iraq-News/1-31117-.html