Today's Picture: Pope Meets New Iranian Ambassador to Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI meets Iran's new ambassador to the Holy See, Ali Akbar Naseri.

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

(AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Pope Benedict XVI meets Ali Akbar Naseri, Iran's new ambassador to the Vatican, earlier today. The pope is calling on Iranian authorities to let Catholics freely practice their faith. Roman Catholics and other religious minorities in Iran reportedly face government intimidation.

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