Papal Backing for Deal

Papal Backing for DealPapal Backing for Deal

Pope Francis on Friday threw his support behind Iran’s nuclear accord with major powers.

The Iran agreement “is proof of the potential of political goodwill, exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy,” Francis said in an address to the United Nations, AFP reported.

“I express my hope that this agreement will be lasting and efficacious, and bring forth the desired fruits with the cooperation of all the parties involved,” he said.

Francis made the remarks a day after a friendly welcome at the US Congress, where many Republican lawmakers have vehemently criticized President Barack Obama’s policy on Iran.