Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, received an appreciation letter from Pope Francis I, in reply to the congratulations sent by his Eminence on being elected pope. 
In his letter of June 2, 2013, the Pontificate of his Holiness extended his deep appreciation and gratitude for this initiative wishing to his Eminence and all the Iraqi people everlasting blessing and constant peace.