Iraqi woman who met the pope sees little chance for change

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Pope Francis delivers his speech during a March 7 meeting with the Qaraqosh community at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh, Iraq. The story of Doha Sabah Abdallah, who’s son’s death alerted an entire Christian village in Iraq’s north of the impending militant onslaught, resonated deeply with Pope Francis during a Continue reading

‘The Church in Iraq is alive’: Pope Francis at Mass in Erbil

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At the conclusion of his Apostolic Journey to Iraq, Pope Francis celebrates Sunday Mass with the Iraqi faithful in Erbil’s Franso Hariri Stadium. By Christopher Wells
“Today, I can see at first hand that the Church in Iraq is alive, and that Christ is alive and at work in this, His holy and faithful people,” Pope Francis said in his Homily during Continue reading

On the last day of a four-day visit, Pope Francis urged Iraq’s Christians Sunday to forgive Muslim extremists and to rebuild.

By Nicole Winfield and Samya Kullab Associated Press  

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Members of the Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmets) extinguish a fire which reportedly erupted after a bombardment from unknown sources of makeshift oil refining installations in Aleppo province, on March 5, 2021. (AFP)
Syria’s war has killed more than 387,000 people and displaced millions since starting in Continue reading

Pope Francis holds first ever papal Mass in Baghdad

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Iraqi Christians in Baghdad have witnessed the first ever papal Mass held in an Iraqi church. The Pope is halfway through his historic trip. 
The Pope held his service in a Catholic church but in accordance with Eastern rituals
On the second day of his visit to Iraq, Pope Francis delivered a Mass in the St. Joseph Continue reading