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Pope Francis arrives in Iraq to rally Christians despite pandemic

1 month ago   |   By WESH

Pope Francis has arrived in Iraq to urge the country's dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution, brushing aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns.
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Pope Francis Touches Down in Iraq on Visit to Energize the Country's Beleaguered Christians

Pope Francis Touches Down in Iraq on Visit to Energize the Country's Beleaguered Christians

1 month ago   |   By Time

BAGHDAD - Pope Francis arrived in Iraq on Friday to urge the country's dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution, brushing aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns to make his first-ever papal visit.
Iraqis were keen to welcome him and the global attention his visit will bring, with banners and posters hanging high in central Baghdad, and billboards depicting Francis with the slogan “We are all Brothers” decorating the main thoroughfare. In central Tahrir square, a mock tree was erected emblazoned with the Vatican...
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Pope Francis arrives in Iraq, launching first papal visit to rally dwindling Christian community after decades of war

1 month ago   |   By ABC News


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