The most significant moments of the third day of Pope Francis' visit to Iraq, relived in just over a minute and a half.
Vatican News Editorial Director Andrea Tornielli offers his reflection on the symbolic importance for the Middle East and the world of Pope Francis's historic visit to Iraq.
Pope Francis enjoins Christians to rebuild their communities based on forgiveness and fraternity. His words came during a meeting with Christians at the Church of Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh on Sunday.
At the end of Mass celebrated in Iraq’s northern city of Erbil, Pope Francis meet with Abdullah Kurdi, the father of three-year-old Alan, who drowned with his brother and mother off the Turkish coast in September 2015 while trying to reach Europe.
At the conclusion of his Apostolic Journey to Iraq, Pope Francis celebrates Sunday Mass with the Iraqi faithful in Erbil’s Franso Hariri Stadium.
At the conclusion of the Mass in Erbil, Pope Francis praised the generosity and heroic witness of the Iraqis, while thanking all those who made his visit possible.
The Australian embassy to the Holy See invites everyone to join a webinar marking International Women’s Day on 8 March.
As Pope Francis continues his Apostolic Journey to Iraq, we highlight the many colorful moments of his second day in the Middle Eastern nation.
Catholic Relief Services is on the ground in Iraq helping Iraqis affected by conflict and supporting religious leaders and communities rebuild trust. CRS country representative says the Pope’s visit is a precious occasion in more than one respect.
Rafah, Davide, Hasan: In Ur, in the presence of Pope Francis, the stories and testimonies of those who are already changing history with the helpless force of love.
Pope Francis celebrates the Divine Liturgy with Chaldean Catholics in Saint Joseph’s Cathedral in Baghdad. He delivers a homily explaining how witnessing to love in the Beatitudes helps fulfil God’s promises.
Father Fransiskus Tuaman Sinaga is the new Bishop of Sibolga.
Pope Francis meets with bishops, clergy and religious in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad, stressing the importance of sowing seeds of reconciliation and fraternal coexistence that can lead to a rebirth of hope for everyone.
Pope Francis gives his first speech on Iraqi soil on Friday to authorities, civil servants, and diplomats, and indicates the path toward a genuine recovery of the nation following years of conflict and terrorism.
Pope Francis concluded the first day of his Apostolic Journey to Iraq meeting with participants in a Scholas Occurentes youth program.
Pope Francis arrives at Baghdad international airport, kicking off his 33rd Apostolic Journey abroad and the very first papal visit to Iraq.
Pope Francis sends telegrams to heads of state as the papal plane flies over their countries, headed for Iraq.
The Pope's visit to Iraq will raise awareness on the presence and important role played by local Christians. Regina Lynch directs projects assisting Iraqis and is travelling with Pope Francis as the ROACO aid agencies representative.
Baghdad, the first destination of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Iraq, is not simply the capital city of modern Iraq. In the Middle Ages, it was the heart of the entire (Sunni) Islamic world. Even the Baldachin at St. Peter’s Basilica carries an etymological reminder of the glorious Abbasid capital.
Pope Francis flies out of Rome’s Fiumicino airport aboard the papal plane bound for Baghdad, as he begins his 4-day Apostolic Journey to Iraq.
Pope Francis prays before the ancient icon of Maria Salus Populi Romani to entrust his Apostolic Journey to Iraq to the protection of Our Lady.
On the eve of Pope Francis' apostolic visit to Iraq, the secretary-general of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity underscores the values of solidarity and coexistence emphasized by the Pope in his encyclical Fratelli tutti.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, celebrates Mass on Tuesday for all those who have died of Covid-19 in Europe.
The Bishops of the European Union and the European Sunday Alliance are urging EU leaders to protect synchronized free-time, which most nations traditionally observe on Sunday.
After centuries of Ottoman rule, Iraq emerged as a political unit of its own one hundred years ago. Over the past century, Iraqi Christians have witnessed times of wealth and peaceful coexistence, but they have also had to endure some horrible wars and persecutions.
Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil is calling for prayers for the papal visit and expresses his hopes for positive outcomes. He will welcome the Pope on Sunday when he arrives in the northern autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Pope Francis sends a video message to the people of Iraq, to share a message of peace, fraternity and comfort, as he prepares for his Apostolic Visit which begins on Friday.
In a joint statement, various religious organizations express joy for Pope Francis' historic Apostolic Visit to Iraq (5-8 March) and renew their commitment to rebuilding a society based on solidarity and fraternity.
The encyclical of Pope Francis on fraternity and social friendship is now available in the Russian language. Pope Francis sends a message on the occasion of the release of the translation in Moscow on Wednesday.
Fr Rebwar Basa, a parish priest in Essen Germany, reflects on the hopes, expectations and concerns of the thousands of Iraqi/Chaldean Catholics in the diaspora who cannot travel to their homeland due to the pandemic, but nonetheless joyfully await Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit to Iraq, which begins on Friday.
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