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Pope Francis embarks on historic trip to Iraq

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

Pope Francis is embarking on a historic trip to Iraq.
The Holy Father is traveling just days after several rockets were launched targeting U.S. troops amid deteriorating security in the region. He is going into an area where the first doses of vaccine just arrived two days ago.
But Pope Francis says he is on a mission to make up for years of war and terrorism. For him, the chance for peace outweighs the risk.
In a recorded message to Iraqis before departing Rome, the Holy Father called himself a penitent pilgrim seeking peace.
There are more than 300,000 Christians living in Iraq. The pope...
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