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Cardinal Parolin on Vatican finances: 'Talking about a crisis is a bit excessive'

Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said that he does not consider the Vatican’s financial scandals to be “a crisis,” but pointed... Read more

Pope Francis pictured at the general audience at the Vatican April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis to meet top Shiite cleric on Iraq visit, says cardinal

Pope Francis will meet with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani during his trip to Iraq, a cardinal said on Thursday  Read more

Patriarch Louis Raphaël Sako speaks at an Aid to the Church in Need press conference in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal calls for 3-day ‘Nineveh fast’ for return to peace and stability in Iraq

Chaldean Catholics in Iraq are undertaking a three-day “Nineveh fast” this week to pray for peace and security in their... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured on October 4, 2014.

Pope Francis sends condolences after 32 killed in suicide bombings in Iraq

Pope Francis said on Thursday that he was praying for the victims of two suicide bombings in Baghdad, which took place... Read more

Mass at the Chaldean Cathedral in Erbil, Iraq, on April 12, 2015. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Iraqi Catholics urged to pray at Sunday Masses that Pope Francis will be able to visit country

A cardinal has called on Iraqi Catholics to pray at Sunday Masses that Pope Francis will be able to visit... Read more

Archbishop Bashar Warda, pictured on Feb. 11, 2015. Credit: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk.

Catholic archbishop: papal visit could ‘change trajectory’ of Christian presence in Iraq

Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda has said that Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the country could be a turning point for... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square May, 23, 2018.

Pope Francis will travel to Iraq in 2021

The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Iraq in March 2021. He will be the first pope... Read more

Pope Francis during the Wednesday general audience inside the Vatican's Paul VI Hall on Feb. 12, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for Iraqis as Vatican confirms no papal visit in 2020

Speaking to pilgrims from the Middle East during his general audience address, the pope gave a special welcome to people... Read more