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Pope Francis Moves Ahead with Iraq Trip Despite Coronavirus Concerns

HeadlineMar 04, 2021

Pope Francis is planning to travel to Baghdad Friday and is scheduled to meet with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani Saturday. Some view the visit as ill-advised — in addition to ongoing violence, a surge in coronavirus cases has prompted lockdowns in Iraq. The Vatican’s ambassador to Iraq recently tested positive for COVID-19.

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