Chaldean Patriarch repeats plea for papal visit to Iraq

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Catholic World News –
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako told a Vatican Radio audience that he continues to hope for a visit by Pope Francis to Iraq.
“We need his presence among us, so that he can give us so much strength, so much hope, not only for Christians but for everyone,” said the Iraqi prelate. He has issued several public requests for a papal visit, saying that the Pontiff’s security would be assured while he was in Iraq.