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World - Region
3/8/2021 9:26:11 AM
During Francis's trip, the first ever papal visit to Iraq, he toured four cities, including Mosul, the former IS stronghold where vast areas still lie in ruins, telling Iraqis that 'peace is more powerful than war'

World - Region
3/7/2021 9:14:00 PM
The Kurdi family were hoping to one day resettle in Canada, but their dream turned to a nightmare six years ago when three-year-old Alan drowned alongside his older brother Galip and his mother Rehanna

World - Region
3/7/2021 1:47:00 PM
The 84-year-old pontiff said the 'tragic' exodus of Christians from Iraq and the wider region 'does incalculable harm not just to the individuals and communities concerned, but also to the society they leave behind'

World - Region
3/6/2021 7:44:05 PM
Sistani "affirmed his concern that Christian citizens should live like all Iraqis in peace and security and with their full constitutional rights"

World - Region
3/6/2021 11:53:00 AM
Following the 2003 US war on Iraq, the 1.5 million Iraqi Christian minority dwindled to less than half a million

World - Region
3/6/2021 9:29:56 AM
Francis’s meeting in the holy southern city of Najaf, during a whirlwind and risky tour of Iraq, marked the first time a pope has met with such a senior Shia cleric

Egypt - Politics
3/5/2021 2:49:54 PM
"I pray to Almighty Allah to grant him success and that his trip achieves the desired outcome to continue on the path of human fraternity,” Al-Azhar's Al-Tayeb tweeted on Friday

World - Region
3/5/2021 1:13:56 PM
The Pope's first stop was to meet Iraqi President Barham Salih at the presidential palace, where a red carpet, military band and flock of doves greeted him

World - Region
3/4/2021 1:54:25 PM
'I long to meet you, to see your faces, to visit your land, ancient and extraordinary cradle of civilisation,' the pope said

World - Region
3/3/2021 9:54:39 AM
It was the second rocket attack in Iraq this month and came two days before Pope Francis is due to visit the country

World - Region
3/1/2021 10:01:16 AM
The March 5-8 trip will be Francis' first outside Italy since November 2019, when he visited Thailand and Japan

World - Region
2/28/2021 2:36:43 PM
Pope Francis is due to hold prayers for the victims of war at Hosh al-Bieaa as part of a four-day trip starting on March 5, a visit described as highly symbolic and a message of hope

World - International
2/18/2021 5:16:06 PM
The document, which cites a 2011 Vatican law, also concerns job applicants, saying the Holy See may not hire them if they refuse to be vaccinated.

World - International
2/7/2021 2:47:55 PM
Pope Francis at his Sunday address expressed his "solidarity with the people" of Myanmar following the coup there last week and asked the leaders to serve the common good.

World - International
2/7/2021 10:16:32 AM
Frenchwoman Nathalie Becquart is one of the two new undersecretaries named Saturday to the synod, where she has been a consultant since 2019

Egypt - Politics
2/4/2021 7:56:37 PM
The Vatican's Pope Francis and Al-Azhar's Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb celebrated virtually the first-ever International Day of Human Fraternity

World - Region
1/28/2021 4:06:29 PM
Louis Sako, patriarch of Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church, said it would be a 'private visit' between the two religious figures at Sistani's residence in the shrine city of Najaf, 'without formalities.'

World - International
1/20/2021 8:36:48 PM
Pope Francis urged Biden to promote 'reconciliation and peace'

World - International
1/20/2021 5:00:07 PM
The first group was made up of about 25 individuals, and others will follow in coming days, said Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni.

World - International
1/14/2021 3:03:56 PM
The 84-year-old pope and the 93-year-old former pope, got their jabs as part of a Vatican vaccination program that began on Wednesday

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