Vatican delegation in Qom
The visit, led by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, is part of an ongoing attempt by the Vatican to reach out to the largely Muslim Islamic Republic.
Pope Benedict met last year with a delegation of Catholic
bishops from Iran and said he wanted to improve relations with the Islamic
Tauran met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday.
Vatican delegation visiting with Iranian grand ayatollahs in Qom
Vatican delegation members will also visit the city of Qom, a
Shi'ite spiritual center in Iran, before wrapping up their trip Wednesday.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.
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