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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
Highlights of interviews with Bishop Bawai Soro and Msgr. Peter Vaccari on Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Iraq. more
The pope and the ayatollah
Elias D. Mallon, S.A., Ph.D.
March 2, 2021
This Saturday, Pope Francis will meet with Muslim leader Ayatollah al-Sistani in Iraq. Who is he? And why is this meeting so important? more
From March 5 to 8, Pope Francis will travel to Iraq for an historic apostolic journey. Francis Denis looks at the major issues and the potential outcomes. more
Pope Francis spoke to young people in Japan about bullying, prayer, celebrating life, and our need for one another. Read the full text of his address here. more
Read the full text of the message on nuclear weapons given by Pope Francis at the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park in Nagasaki on November 24, 2019. more
Today, during his apostolic visit to Japan, Pope Francis celebrated Mass with thousands of people in Tokyo Dome. Read the full text of his homily here. more