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Archive for March 6, 2021

A view of St. Peter's Basilica from the Augustianum in Rome, Feb. 11, 2015. ?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Curial speculation follows papal meetings with bishops

Sources have told CNA that Pope Francis may choose two US-born prelates as prefects of congregations in the Roman Curia.  Read more

Pope Francis on Easter Sunday April 21, 2019. ?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis intends to end his days in Rome, not Argentina, journalist clarifies

As some international media recently reported that Pope Francis said he did not want to visit his native Argentina again,... Read more

Pope Francis meets Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf, Iraq, March 6, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis makes landmark visit to Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

Pope Francis on Saturday made a landmark visit to the home of Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.  Read more

Pope Francis attends an interreligious meeting in the Plain of Ur, Iraq, March 6, 2021. Credit: Colm Flynn/CNA.?w=200&h=150

Full text: Pope Francis’ address at an interreligious meeting in the Plain of Ur

Here is the full prepared text of Pope Francis’ address at an interreligious meeting, delivered March 6, 2021, in the... Read more

Pope Francis attends an interreligious meeting in the Plain of Ur, Iraq, March 6, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis appeals for interreligious harmony at birthplace of Abraham

Pope Francis on Saturday appealed for harmony among the followers of the world’s major monotheistic religions at an interreligious meeting... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass at the Chaldean Catholic Cathedral of St. Joseph in Baghdad March 6, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis to Chaldean Catholics: ‘Love is our strength’

At Mass in Baghdad on Saturday, Pope Francis told Iraqi Christians that no matter what the world thinks, love is... Read more

Pope Francis greets children in Iraq March 6, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

Full text: Pope Francis' homily at Mass in Baghdad's St. Joseph Cathedral

Here is the full prepared text of Pope Francis’ homily, delivered March 6, 2021, at a Mass in the Chaldean... Read more

Pope Francis with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi at Baghdad International Airport, March 5, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

Iraqi PM declares national day of tolerance in honor of papal meeting with top Shiite cleric

Iraq’s prime minister on Saturday declared March 6 a National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence in honor of Pope Francis’ landmark... Read more