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“Whole world stood in silence”, Missionary Cleric in Uganda on Pope Francis’ Visit to Iraq

Mar 11, 2021

Pope Francis’ recent visit to Iraq brought the world to a standstill, for Christians and non-Christians alike, a missionary Cleric ministering in Uganda has said.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media.

"Today I can see at first hand that the Church in Iraq is alive": Pope Francis in Erbil

Mar 7, 2021

Pope Francis on Sunday expressed joy at the vitality of the Church in Iraq despite years of fierce persecution.

Pope Francis attends an interreligious meeting in the Plain of Ur, Iraq, March 6, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Appeals for Interreligious Harmony at Birthplace of Abraham

Mar 6, 2021

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.

Pope Francis meets Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf, Iraq, March 6, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Makes Landmark Visit to Iraq’s Top Cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

Mar 6, 2021

Pope Francis on Saturday made a landmark visit to the home of Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

Pope Francis addresses local authorities at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis in Iraq: "The name of God cannot be used to justify acts of murder"

Mar 5, 2021

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.

Pope Francis prays before the Salus Populi Romani icon in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major Dec. 8, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Entrusts Iraq Trip to Virgin Mary’s Protection

Mar 4, 2021

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.

The official logo of Pope Francis' visit to Iraq. Credit: Saint-Adday.

Where is Pope Francis Going in Iraq and why? Catholic News Agency Explainer

Feb 25, 2021

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.

Msgr. Michael Francis Crotty ,the newly-appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso

Irish Prelate to Represent the Holy Father in Burkina Faso

Feb 4, 2020

Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Michael Francis Crotty who has been serving as the First Counsellor of the Apostolic Nunciature in Spain since 2017, to be his representative in the West African nation of Burkina Faso.

Armenian church behind barbed wire, Baghdad, Iraq. Via Shutterstock.

Killing of Soleimani by U.S. Could Mean New Danger for Middle East Christians

Jan 3, 2020

Christian communities in the Middle East are likely to suffer renewed persecution in any instability following recent U.S. airstrikes, experts have warned. 

Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Iraqi Cardinal Pleads for Help for Christians on Nineveh Plain

Dec 9, 2019

Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako has appealed for financial and spiritual aid for Christians in the Middle East, especially in Iraq.

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 14, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Prays for Stability in Iraq amid Deadly Protests

Oct 30, 2019

Pope Francis prayed Wednesday for Iraq, where 18 more people were killed and hundreds wounded Oct. 29 during political protests in Karbala.