‘I Come As A Pilgrim’: Pope Francis Begins Historic Visit To Iraq

Iraqi honour guards hold the flags of Iraq and the Vatican at the presidential palace in Baghdad ahead of the arrival of Pope Francis after he landed at the capital

The pontiff arrived at Baghdad International Airport where he was greeted by the prime minister. During his four-day visit, Francis will focus on Iraq’s ancient but dwindling Christian community.

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Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/03/05/973750980/pope-francis-begins-historic-visit-to-iraq-i-come-as-a-pilgrim
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