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Pope Francis arrives in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister’s Press Office via AFP

Posted at Mar 05 2021 08:55 PM

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq

A handout picture released by Iraq's Prime Minister's Media Office on Twitter shows Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi welcoming Pope Francis at Baghdad Airport on Friday. Francis landed in war-battered Iraq on the first-ever papal visit, defying security fears and the pandemic to comfort one of the world's oldest and most persecuted Christian communities.