PISAI announces its Fifth Georgetown Lecture on Contemporary Islam: The Visit of Pope Francis to Iraq. Its Significance for Religious Relations. The apostolic visit of Pope Francis to the people of Iraq during March 5-8, 2021 was a pastoral success for the diverse Christian communities there and a game-changing step in relations with Muslims. Ayatollah Sayyid Al-Sistani opened a significant channel of communication inviting Pope Francis to a rare private meeting. Together, they discussed human fraternity, religious views in common, and dialogue and peaceful accompaniment. Card Michael Fitzgerald, leading expert on Christian-Muslim Relations and Cindy Wooden, Rome bureau chief for Catholic News Service, who travelled on the journey, will reflect on the visit. Jason Welle, Director of Studies of PISAI will moderate. Introductory remarks by Diego Sarrio Cucarella, President of PISAI, and John J. DeGioia, President of Georgetown University. Final remarks by John Borelli, special assistant for Catholic identity and dialogue at Georgetown University.