Ambassador attends the Pontifical Council for Culture (Vatican)prize award

The Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq, accredited to the Holy See (Vatican) Dr. Amal Musa Hussein, attended on Wednesday, 4th ofDecember, the Pontifical Council’s invitation to the ceremony that took place at “La Cancelleria” Palace in Rome, to grant honorary Pontifical Academy Award, to the Pontifical Academies candidates in appreciation of their research,literary works, and publication that concern religious history and researches of this year.

                The President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, His Excellency Cardinal Gianfranco Ravazi, presented a speech for the opening of the honorary ceremony, welcoming the presence of ambassadors and diplomats accredited to the Holy See (Vatican) where His Eminence talked about the role of the Pontifical Academies, the activities carried out by them, and the books that are published annually. He also spoke about the role of the Holy Mary (Peace be upon her) and praised the three religions, and revoked the historical information that Ambassador Dr. Amal, highlighted in her speech delivered during the conference organized by the Mariam Academy on May 13th, 2019, regarding the testimony of the Noble Quran to the Holy Mary’s distinguished role that God chose for her from all the women of theworld, assigning a complete surah for her, and also gave her the privilege of mentioning her name for 23 times in the Noble Quran, combinedwith the name of Jesus (peace be upon him).

                Following Cardinal Ravasi speech, the Secretary of State (Prime Minister of the Vatican), Cardinal Pietro Parolin, read the speech of H. Holiness Pope (Francis) honoring the role of the winners of this prize by delivering the prizes to the winners on the stage.

                At the end of the ceremony, Ambassador Dr. Amal,greeted both Prime Minister and the Vatican Minister of Culture, and thanked them for extending this invitation to the Embassy, and expressed her admiration for the role played by the Pontifical Academies.