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Iraq - Latest News

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 6, 2021 - 01:40 am .- Pope Francis on Saturday made a landmark visit to the home of Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.
Mar 5, 2021 - 11:19 am .- When Vida Hanna was told by the Archbishop Bashar Warda of the Chaldean Archeparchy of Erbil that Pope Francis was coming to Iraq, she thought to herself it was just another rumor.
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 5, 2021 - 03:40 am .- Pope Francis met with Iraqi refugees in Rome early Friday before his flight to Baghdad.
Mar 4, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- On the eve of his departure for a three-day trip to Iraq, Pope Francis visited a Rome basilica to ask for the Virgin Mary's intercession and protection on his travels.
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.”
Mar 3, 2021 - 02:00 pm .- Iraqi Christians and Muslims alike have expressed excitment for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Iraq, an aid worker based in Erbil told CNA this week.
Mar 3, 2021 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an end to “bloody clashes” and the release of political leaders in Burma.
Mar 2, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- The Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Erbil said he hopes with Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq, the world will see a different, and positive, side of the country, after many years of violence and war.
Feb 28, 2021 - 12:50 pm .- The apostolic nunciature in Iraq reported on Sunday, Feb. 28 that the Nuncio Mitja Leskovar, has tested positive for COVID less than a week before Pope Francis trip to the country.
Feb 25, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- In a week’s time Pope Francis is expected to make history by becoming the first pope to travel to Iraq. Here is where he will be going -- and why.
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.