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Report: Christians in Iraq hope that the Pope's visit will be the beginning of a new page

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Post by rocky Sat 06 Mar 2021, 7:47 am

Report: Christians in Iraq hope that the Pope's visit will be the beginning of a new page

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Iraqi Christians, old and young, mobilized on the road to Baghdad International Airport to receive Pope Francis on the first official visit to Iraq, ignoring calls to practice social distancing with the escalation of Corona virus infections in Baghdad .

"The leader of the Roman Catholic Church had arrived in Baghdad on his first papal visit to war-torn Iraq, carrying a message of peace and reconciliation after several decades of conflicts, " the British newspaper The National said in a report .

He added that "his first meeting with the public on the road to Baghdad International Airport when his black BMW car, surrounded by police motorcycles and escorted by heavily armed security forces, was driving slowly while thousands of Christians and Muslims were watching the big event ."

"Only today I felt that I was a Christian," said lawyer Nour Sabah, 25, who was wearing a white hat with the Pope's picture, minutes after waving from behind the iron fence, adding that "the Pope should have done that a long time ago ."

The report continued, “In the wake of the US invasion of the country in 2003 that toppled the dictatorship in Iraq and the escalation of violence and terrorism in the country forced many of the Christian community to flee the country, as community leaders estimated that the number of Christians in Iraq had decreased to less than 250 thousand from about 1.5 million They lived in the country before 2003. ”

He continued, “Dozens of Christian families waited outside the Church of Our Lady of Deliverance, which was the scene of an Al-Qaeda attack in 2010 that killed dozens of worshipers and security forces, as the authorities closed roads near the church and prevented people from approaching it. A large screen was placed in the yard for those who wanted to follow the Pope, but some families could not cross the street to see the church due to the tight security measures .

The report indicated that one of the important stops for the Pope's visit will be when he will meet, on Saturday, in the southern city of Najaf, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who is 90 years old, and will attend an interfaith meeting in the ancient city of Ur in Mesopotamia, the birthplace of the Prophet Ibrahim before he He leaves for Erbil to celebrate mass and perform prayers in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.



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