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Pope Francis, pictured on Oct. 4, 2014.

Pope Francis ‘deeply saddened’ by Baghdad market bombing

The explosion at the al-Wuhailat market killed at least 30 people. Read more

Pope Francis greets children in Iraq March 6, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

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 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media.

Full text: Pope Francis’ address at Baghdad’s Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation

Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ address to bishops, priests, religious, consecrated persons, seminarians, and catechists, delivered March... Read more

Pope Francis at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad, Iraq, March 5, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis meets Iraqi Catholics in church where 48 died in 2010 terrorist attack

Pope Francis met with Iraqi Catholic leaders in Baghdad on Friday, in a cathedral where 48 people were martyred during... Read more

Pope Francis gives his address at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad March 5, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media.

Full text: Pope Francis’ address to the Iraqi authorities, civil society, and diplomatic corps

Here is the full prepared text of Pope Francis’ address to the Iraqi authorities, civil society, and the diplomatic corps,... Read more

Pope Francis addresses local authorities at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis in Iraq: ‘The name of God cannot be used to justify acts of murder’

In his first speech in Iraq, Pope Francis called for an end to violence and extremism so that ordinary Iraqis... Read more

Hope after the Horror: Reflections on a massacre of Baghdadi Christians

This Halloween marks the seventh anniversary of when my parents' church in Baghdad was held hostage by the Islamic State... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, June 1, 2016.

Pope prays for victims of recent attacks in Baghdad and Dhaka

On Sunday, Pope Francis remembered the victims of attacks in Iraq and Bangladesh over the weekend, and prayed for the... Read more

The Mass dedicating Our Lady's church at a refugee camp in Baghdad, Nov. 13, 2015.

Newly built church in refugee camp lifts Christians' spirits in Iraq

The construction of a new church building in a Baghdad refugee camp has encouraged the camp's inhabitants, as they now... Read more