Ruins of the Great Ziggurat temple in the ancient city of Ur, where Abraham is thought to have been born. The site falls now in southern Iraq’s Dhi Qar province. Francis is scheduled to attend an interreligious gathering in Ur.

A picture taken on February 6, 2021 shows ruins of the Great Ziggurat temple in the ancient city of Ur, where Abraham the father of three religions is thought to have been born, which falls now in southern Iraq’s Dhi Qar province, around 375 kilometres southeast of Baghdad. – The March 5-8 visit — the first ever by a pope — will include inter-religious prayers at the ancient city of Ur in Iraq’s south. The Pope’s prayers will bring Christians and Muslims together, as well as the faithful from the ancient religions of the Yazidis and Sabeans. (Photo by Asaad NIAZI / AFP) (Photo by ASAAD NIAZI/AFP via Getty Images)