Insight Protected: The Pope visits the Grand Ayatollah in Najaf. It’s a Holy City for Shia Islam. But it’s also been the scene of tension and violence. 6 March 2021 By Paul Martin This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: Post navigation Previous PostPrevious Top BBC broadcaster Jeremy Paxman launches a tirade against BBC reporting.Next PostNext In Iraq, the Pope intones a Prayer of the Sons and Daughters of Abraham. I was at an equally historic ceremony there during the Iraq war in 2003.