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Christopher P. Clohessy is a South African-born Roman Catholic priest and professor of Shi'i Islamic Studies at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies in Rome. He is the author of Angels Hastening: The Karbala Dreams (Gorgias Press, 2021), Half of my Heart: The Narratives of Zaynab, Daughter of Ali (Gorgias Press, 2018), and Fatima, Daughter of Muhammad (Gorgias Press, 2017).
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Christopher P. Clohessy
Pope Francis, by visiting a Shia majority country, completes his pastoral embrace of the Islamic world, begun two years ago with his trip to Abu Dhabi when he met with Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb.