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Pope Francis talks about risk on his return trip from Iraq,...

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM IRAQ  -- The Catholic Church's commitment to dialogue with other churches and with other religions flows from the Gospel,...

Pope Francis at Mass in Irbil: ‘Here in Iraq … your...

IRBIL, Iraq -- Having witnessed or even experienced persecution for their faith, the Christians of Iraq must be careful not to harbor thoughts of...

Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, influential leader of Shiite Muslims in Iraq, meets...

NASIRIYAH, Iraq -- In a low-key meeting followed closely in Iraq and beyond, Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the influential leader of Shiite...

At birthplace of Abraham, Pope Francis in Iraq says ‘greatest blasphemy...

UR, Iraq (CNS) -- Traveling to the birthplace of Abraham, Pope Francis urged believers to prove their faith in the one God and father...

Pope Francis in Iraq: Our Lady of Deliverance cathedral ‘hallowed by...

BAGHDAD -- Visiting a Baghdad cathedral "hallowed by the blood of our brothers and sisters" murdered in a terrorist attack that shook the world,...

Pope Francis tells people of Iraq in video message ‘I will...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis told the people of Iraq he was going to their country as a "penitential pilgrim," asking God's forgiveness for...

Pope Francis sees Iraq trip as sign of love, according to...

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis and his aides are well aware of the security and health risks involved with his planned trip to Iraq,...

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI talks about his resignation: ‘It was a...

VATICAN CITY  -- Although it took obvious effort to pronounce each word and sometimes his secretary repeated what he said to make it clear,...

Iraq trip has dual focus for Pope Francis: Honoring suffering, building...

VATICAN CITY -- Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing security concerns, Pope Francis is determined to visit Iraq to pay homage to Christian and...

Iraqi announces increased COVID-19 restrictions as it prepares for scheduled March...

VATICAN CITY -- Two days after the Iraqi government announced stringent COVID-19 precautions, including the closure of mosques and churches "until further notice," the...

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