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Pope Francis visit to Iraq nears

Ahmad Al-Rubaye, AFP

Posted at Feb 26 2021 09:33 PM

Pope Francis visit to Iraq nears

Iraqi municipal workers sweep a street in front of a giant board covered with a painting of Pope Francis and set against the wall of the Sayidat al-Nejat (Our Lady of Deliverance) Catholic church, in the capital Baghdad, on Friday. Pope Francis is set to be in Iraq from March 5 to 8, the first ever by a pontiff.