News Brief 2/8/2012, Shevat 15, 5772
Iran Asks Pope to Visit Ahmadinejad
Iran's ambassador to the Vatican announced that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants Pope Benedict to visit him. So far the Pope has rejected all past offers to visit Iran. Vatican City is considered an independent entity and thus has its own ambassadors. It is the home to the Pope, who is the head of the Catholic church.