Pope Francis Thanked Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi for His Message

Following the message of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi to Pope Francis, in which he had thanked the leader of the Catholic Church, the Vatican also sent an official and respectful letter to the office of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi in which Pope Francis has appreciated him for his message.

The Letter of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi to Pope Francis

I am really delighted to have heard your comments during your last trip to Poland in which you stated "Islam is not equal to terrorism"

His Eminence’s Message to his Excellency Pope Francis

Recently some Vatican officials asked the Islamic scholars to express their opinions regarding the barbaric attacks by TakfiriISIL group against the Christians and other religious minorities in northern Iraq.