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Church in Iraq - Latest News

Mar 8, 2021 - 08:10 am .- Pope Francis on Monday confirmed that he planned to visit Hungary for the closing Mass of the International Eucharistic Congress, which will take place Sept. 12 in Budapest’s Heroes’ Square.
Mar 8, 2021 - 07:35 am .- Pope Francis said Monday that the sight of the destroyed churches and ruins in Mosul and the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq left him speechless.
Mar 8, 2021 - 07:02 am .- On his flight to Rome from Baghdad on Monday, Pope Francis said that Iraq’s top Shiite cleric is a “humble and wise man,” and their March 6 meeting had a “universal message” about the importance of fraternity.
Mar 7, 2021 - 09:00 am .- Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily, delivered March 7, 2021, in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq.
Mar 7, 2021 - 08:50 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday expressed joy at the vitality of the Church in Iraq despite years of fierce persecution.
Mar 7, 2021 - 04:30 am .- Here is the full prepared text of Pope Francis’ Angelus address, delivered March 7, 2021, in Bakhdida (Qaraqosh), Iraq.
Mar 7, 2021 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis entrusted the rebuilding of Christian communities in the Nineveh Plains to the protection of the Virgin Mary at a cathedral that was once desecrated and burned by the Islamic State.
Mar 7, 2021 - 02:20 am .- Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ prayer of suffrage for the victims of the war, delivered March 7, 2021, at Hosh al-Bieaa (Church square) in Mosul, Iraq.
Mar 7, 2021 - 02:15 am .- Pope Francis prayed on Sunday for the victims of war in the rubble-strewn city of Mosul, where the Islamic State declared its caliphate in 2014.
Mar 6, 2021 - 02:10 pm .- Iraq’s prime minister on Saturday declared March 6 a National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence in honor of Pope Francis’ landmark meeting with the country’s top Shiite cleric. 
Mar 6, 2021 - 09:25 am .- Here is the full prepared text of Pope Francis’ homily, delivered March 6, 2021, at a Mass in the Chaldean Cathedral of St. Joseph in Baghdad, Iraq.
Mar 6, 2021 - 03:25 am .- Here is the full prepared text of Pope Francis’ address at an interreligious meeting, delivered March 6, 2021, in the Plain of Ur, Iraq.
Mar 6, 2021 - 03:15 am .- Pope Francis on Saturday appealed for harmony among the followers of the world’s major monotheistic religions at an interreligious meeting in the Plain of Ur, southern Iraq.
Mar 5, 2021 - 08:30 am .- Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ address to bishops, priests, religious, consecrated persons, seminarians, and catechists, delivered March 5, 2021, at the Syriac Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad.
Mar 5, 2021 - 08:17 am .- Pope Francis met with Iraqi Catholic leaders in Baghdad on Friday, in a cathedral where 48 people were martyred during a 2010 terrorist attack.
Mar 5, 2021 - 07:00 am .- Here is the full prepared text of Pope Francis’ address to the Iraqi authorities, civil society, and the diplomatic corps, delivered March 5, 2021, at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad.
Mar 5, 2021 - 06:48 am .- In his first speech in Iraq, Pope Francis called for an end to violence and extremism so that ordinary Iraqis can live, work, and pray in peace.
Mar 4, 2021 - 07:20 am .- Iraqi Catholics have asked Pope Francis to bless a statue of the Virgin Mary that was desecrated by the Islamic State.
Mar 4, 2021 - 04:00 am .- A day before he departs for Baghdad, Pope Francis sent a video message to the Iraqi people, saying that he was coming to Iraq as “a pilgrim of peace.”
Feb 23, 2021 - 09:00 am .- When Cardinal Fernando Filoni served as the papal nuncio in Iraq in the early 2000s, he remained in Baghdad amid bombings and suicide attacks.