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Samya Kallub

Samya Kallub is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Samya Kallub

Pope moves ahead with plans to meet Shiite leader in Iraq

By Nicole Winfield and Samya Kallub — February 8, 2021
ROME (AP) — Francis has spent years trying to improve Christian relations with Muslims, and his meeting with Ali al-Sistani will mark one of his most important encounters with a Shiite leader.

Mideastern burial traditions clash with fears of contagion

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Samya Kallub — April 7, 2020
BAGHDAD (AP) — Mohammed al-Dulfi’s 67-year-old father died on March 21 after a brief struggle against the new coronavirus, but it would take nine days for his body to find a final resting place in the Shiite holy city of Najaf in southern Iraq. On two occasions, the family rejected remote burial plots proposed by […]
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