Gateway Pundit is reporting an incredible development in Iraq. Covering the Papal ceremony, which was carried on live television, Al-Iraqiyya TV skipped broadcasting the Muslim midday call to prayer in order to keep transmitting.
Al-Iraqiyya TV’s caption for the event was ‘The Symbols of Iraq’ and at one point the camera focused on a man in the audience holding up the Iraqi flag just as Cardinal Delli was named.
It was a very moving ceremony, and it was especially refreshing to find Iraq’s official media highlighting the event and describing the Chaldean patriarch as a national ‘symbol’. The channel even skipped the Muslim midday call to prayer in order to keep transmitting the proceedings, which were conducted in Latin but were translated into Arabic by a presenter.