Pope Francis ‘happy’ to land in Iraq on historic 4-day visit

Pope Francis ‘happy’ to land in Iraq on historic 4-day visit

#Pope #Francis landed in war-battered #Iraq Friday on a first-ever papal visit, defying security fears and the pandemic to comfort one of the world’s oldest and most persecuted Christian communities. The 84-year-old, who said he was travelling to Iraq as a “#pilgrim of #peace”, will also reach out to Shiite Muslims when he meets Iraq’s top cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani. FRANCE 24’s Sofia Barbarini tells us more.

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