At the end of Mass celebrated in Iraq’s northern city of Erbil, Pope Francis meet with Abdullah Kurdi, the father of three-year-old Alan, who drowned with his brother and mother off the Turkish coast in September 2015 while trying to reach Europe.
As Pope Francis prayed for peace, forgiveness and rebirth in the ravaged northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the United Nations Education and Culture Organization’s director in Iraq speaks of how reconstruction is going ahead in a spirit of fraternity.
Pope Francis enjoins Christians to rebuild their communities based on forgiveness and fraternity. His words came during a meeting with Christians at the Church of Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh on Sunday.
Pope Francis celebrates the Divine Liturgy with Chaldean Catholics in Saint Joseph’s Cathedral in Baghdad. He delivers a homily explaining how witnessing to love in the Beatitudes helps fulfil God’s promises.
Catholic Relief Services is on the ground in Iraq helping Iraqis affected by conflict and supporting religious leaders and communities rebuild trust. CRS country representative says the Pope’s visit is a precious occasion in more than one respect.
Joined by Muslims, Jews, representatives of different Christian Churches and other Iraqi religious minorities in the Iraqi city of Ur, Pope Francis prays for reconciliation, peace and the strength to rebuild the ravaged nation.
Pope Francis meets with representatives of the three Abrahamic religions at Ur of the Chaldeans in Iraq, and urges Christians, Muslims, and Jews to journey along a path of peace under the stars of the promise God made to Abraham.
Pope Francis met this Saturday morning in Najaf with Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Al-Husayni Al-Sistani in a visit which stressed the importance of friendship, mutual respect and dialogue between religious communities.
Pope Francis meets with bishops, clergy and religious in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad, stressing the importance of sowing seeds of reconciliation and fraternal coexistence that can lead to a rebirth of hope for everyone.
Closeness is a hallmark of Pope Francis’s personal style as a shepherd. As he is about to embark on his 33rd Apostolic Journey to Iraq, we explore how he has expressed his closeness to the Iraqi people.
Dahlia Khay Azeez reflects on preparations for Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq taking place from 5 to 8 March, expressing hope that his presence will yield good fruit for the future of the Middle Eastern country.
Pope Francis gives his first speech on Iraqi soil on Friday to authorities, civil servants, and diplomats, and indicates the path toward a genuine recovery of the nation following years of conflict and terrorism.