Middle East

Pope says he must go to Iraq because people cannot be let down

A giant billboard bears portraits of Pope Francis and Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani in Baghdad on March 3, 2021 ahead of the first-ever papal visit to Iraq. Arabic slogan on billboard reads: "You are part of us and we are part of you". Pope Francis is expected to arrive on March 5 in the conflict-torn country. (AFP / Sabah ARAR)





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