Pope Francis Arrives in Baghdad for First-Ever Papal Visit to Iraq 

HeadlineMar 05, 2021

Pope Francis has landed in Iraq for a much-anticipated three-day visit, where he hopes to rally the shrinking Christian community. Francis will meet with other religious leaders later today at Baghdad’s Our Lady of Salvation Church, where a 2010 massacre by fighters affiliated with al-Qaeda killed over 50 people. His trip is also expected to include stops at historic religious sites and northern Kurdistan, where he will hold an outdoor mass for thousands in Erbil.

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