“When visiting Ur, Iraq, next weekend, Francis will hold an inter-religious prayer service. Ur is the place which Abraham left in order to follow the call of the Triune God.
The inter-religious performance will be attended by Christians, Muslims, Mandaean-Sabaean, Yazidi and other religious group present in Iraq.
FloridaNewsTimes.com calls Francis’ prayer ‘a pagan rally.’ Located about 300 km south of Iraq’s capital Baghdad, Ur comprises a step pyramid ziggurat.
Ziggurats are massive structures built in ancient Mesopotamia for the gods living at the top of these temples. The ziggurat of Ur was built as a shrine of Nanna, the idol of the moon in Mesopotamian religion. According to some modern theories the Tower of Babel (Gen 11) was a similar ziggurat to another idol.”