The pope has already visited several Muslim countries, including Turkey in 2014, Azerbaijan in 2016 and Egypt in 2017.
This latest sentence brings the number of French citizens facing the death penalty in Iraq to nine.
The figure is far lower than the death tolls given by groups which have monitored the conflicts in the two countries.
Human Rights Watch says the Frenchman claimed he was tortured in custody.
Ramadan nights is taken over by Arab storytellers realing audiences with fables as wll a local news and historical stories.
The trials have been criticised by rights groups, which say they often rely on evidence obtained through torture.
Straddling Iraq's famous Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the Mesopotamian marshes are a rare aquatic ecosystem in a country nearly half of which is covered in cracked desert.
General Joseph Dunford will head to the US Capitol to apprise lawmakers from both chambers on the latest developments, an official says.
The evacuation came just days after the United States withdrew non-essential staff from its embassy in Baghdad.
Production at the oilfield was not affected by the evacuation and work is continuing normally, overseen by Iraqi engineers, Iraqi oil officials said.
US staff from the American embassy in Baghdad and Iraq were evacuated following concerns of perceived threats from Iran.
The US State Department ordered non-emergency government employees on Wednesday to depart Iraq as soon as possible.
'Everything is reversed today. Mosul used to be the hub for students and researchers from all across Iraq and the Arab world,' Mahmud says.
In parts of conservative Iraq, a religious movement has adapted the traditional 'latmiyat' to Western-style rap in an effort to keep youth interested in religion.
Some '514' verdicts have been delivered to those found guilty of joining the Islamic State (IS) by Iraq's Supreme Court.
Ketegangan memuncak di rantau itu, selepas Donald Trump memutuskan untuk menamatkan pengecualian sekatan terhadap negara yang mengimport minyak dari Iran.
Menteri luar Turki mahu kerjasama dalam menghadapi pengganas dan menyatakan kesediaan negaranya menyediakan bekalan elektrik kepada Iraq.
Iraq, Opec's second-largest producer, has the capacity to increase its crude oil exports.
Persetujuan itu diumumkan menteri luar negeri Iraq dalam kunjungan delegasi negara itu ke Arab Saudi hari ini.
Abdul Mahdi's meeting with the crown prince came after he met King Salman on Wednesday.
HRW says the accused are often detained on lofty or circumstantial evidence.
They were among up to 180,000 people who may have been killed in the late 1980s when chemical gas was used.
Iraq was exempted from Opec production quotas for almost two decades, a concession granted because the country had been mired in conflict since 1980.
Iran has close but complicated ties with Iraq, with significant influence among its Shiite political groups.