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  • Pope Francis in the Nineveh Plains: ‘Terrorism and death never have the last word’
    on March 7, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Rome Newsroom, Mar 7, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis entrusted the rebuilding of Christian communities in the Nineveh Plains to the protection of the Virgin Mary at a church that was once desecrated and burned by the Islamic State. The pope prayed the Sunday Angelus on March 7 with Christians at a church in Bakhdida, also known as Qaraqosh, a town 20 miles southeast of Mosul occupied by […]

  • Full text: Pope Francis’ prayer of suffrage for the victims of war in Mosul
    on March 7, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Mosul, Iraq, Mar 7, 2021 / 02:20 am (CNA).- Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ prayer of suffrage for the victims of the war, delivered March 7, 2021, at Hosh al-Bieaa (Church square) in Mosul, Iraq.The Holy Father introduces the prayer:  Before we pray in this city of Mosul for all the victims of war, in Iraq and in the entire Middle East, I would like to share with you […]

  • Pope Francis prays for victims of war in ruins of Mosul
    on March 7, 2021 at 9:15 am

    CNA Staff, Mar 7, 2021 / 02:15 am (CNA).- Pope Francis prayed on Sunday for the victims of war in the rubble-strewn city of Mosul, where the Islamic State declared its caliphate in 2014. The pope offered a prayer of suffrage March 7 for the thousands killed in Iraq’s second-largest city and across the region. Addressing God, he said: “To you, we entrust all those whose span of […]

  • Iraqi PM declares national day of tolerance in honor of papal meeting with top Shiite cleric
    on March 6, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    CNA Staff, Mar 6, 2021 / 02:10 pm (CNA).- Iraq’s prime minister on Saturday declared March 6 a National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence in honor of Pope Francis’ landmark meeting with the country’s top Shiite cleric.  Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi made the announcement via Twitter on March 6 after the meeting between the pope and Grand Ayatollah Ali […]

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