Pope Francis Preaches Tolerance in War Torn Iraq, and Even Militias Welcome Him

Al Jazeera reports that Pope Francis began his unprecedented trip to Iraq on Friday, his first visit abroad since the beginning of the pandemic. No pope had ever visited Iraq, though the country once had a significant Christian population. Part of the reason for the pope’s visit is to give heart to the dwindling Christian community, which includes Uniate Catholics.

Pope Francis Preaches Tolerance in War Torn Iraq, and Even Militias Welcome Him