PopeFrancis is now in the city of Najaf, where he will meet with Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, one of Shiite Islam’s most authoritative figures.
Vatican releases images of #PopeFrancis meeting with Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, one of Shiite Islam’s most authoritative figures, i
Pope Francis arrives in Iraq on historic visit.Pope Francis was greeted Friday by Iraqi President Barham Salih during the first day of his visit to Iraq.
Heavy security presence across #Baghdad this morning & streets cleared in a 24 hour coronavirus curfew as Pope Francis is set to arrive in a few hours for the first ever papal visit to #Iraq despite recent rocket attacks as well as the covid surge
Pontifex·Let us remember our brothers and sisters who have paid the extreme price for their fidelity to the Lord. May their sacrifice inspire us to renew our trust in the strength of the Cross and its saving message of forgiveness, reconciliation and rebirth #ApostolicJourney#Iraq
Pontifex· I come as a penitent, asking forgiveness from Heaven and our brothers for so much destruction and cruelty; a pilgrim of peace, in the name of Christ, Prince of Peace. How we have prayed, in these years, for peace in #Iraq! God always listens. It is up to us to walk His paths.
@Pontifex· Only if we succeed in regarding each other, with our differences, as members of the same human family, can we begin an effective process of reconstruction and leave a better, more just and more human world to the future generations. #ApostolicJourney#Iraq
Pope Francis with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi #PopeInIraq
Pope Francis arrived in Baghdad, in the first ever papal visit to Iraq. He is the first pope to visit the birthplace of Abraham and to celebrate Mass in the Chaldean rite.