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On March 7, during his apostolic visit to Iraq, Pope Francis visited the city of Mosul to pray for the victims of the war. Read that prayer here. more
On March 6, during his apostolic visit to Iraq, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Chaldean Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Baghdad. Read his homily here. more
During an interreligious meeting of the three Abrahamic religions at Ur, Pope Francis and representatives of other religions prayed this prayer together. more
On March 6, Pope Francis participated in an interreligious meeting at Ur of the Chaldeans, the birthplace of Abraham. Read the address he gave. more
Who are the Christians of Iraq?
Michael J.L. La Civita
March 5, 2021
Christians have been in Iraq since the 1st century and belong to a variety of traditions. CNEWA's Michael La Civita introduces us to them. more
The who, where, and why of the pope’s journey to Iraq
Elias D. Mallon, S.A., Ph.D.
March 5, 2021
Want to know more about Iraq, where Pope Francis is going, and why? CNEWA's Fr. Elias Mallon, SA, fills us in on the facts. more
Read the full text of Pope Francis' address to bishops, priests, religious, consecrated persons, seminarians, and catechists in Baghdad. more
Pope Francis begins his apostolic visit to Iraq with an address to the authorities, civil society, and diplomatic corps in Baghdad. Read the full text here. more
Highlights of interviews with Stephen Rasche and Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil regarding Pope Francis' visit to Iraq this weekend. more
With his visit to Iraq in the middle of a global pandemic, Pope Francis is setting us a valuable example. What will we do with it? more