Pope Francis Visits Iraq for First-Ever Papal Trip – See the Historic Photos & Videos!

Vatican Media

Pope Francis visits Iraq from Mar. 5-8. He is the first pope to ever visit the Middle Eastern country.

He will travel 900 miles throughout Iraq, including visits to biblical sites, visits with Iraqi leaders and Muslim clerics, and visits to churches targeted in terrorist attacks.

Here’s a short video explaining Pope Francis’ trip:


Here’s a video of Baghdad preparing for Pope Francis’ arrival:

 

EWTN News, Twitter

The tweet reads, “Baghdad finalizes details to receive Pope Francis on his trip to Iraq. The security measures are extreme, but the enthusiasm is felt by the Christian community as they prepare to receive a Pontiff to the country for the first time.”

Here’s some photos of the first day:

Pope Francis in Baghdad:

Daniel Ibañez, Vatican Media
Daniel Ibañez, Vatican Media
Daniel Ibañez, Vatican Media
Daniel Ibañez, Vatican Media
Daniel Ibañez, Vatican Media
Daniel Ibañez, Vatican Media

Here’s some more posts highlighting the trip:

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The post above reads, “Iraq gave Pope Francis a colorful and joyful welcome that touched the world. At a time marked by the pandemic and recent violence in Iraq, these beautiful images from the first day of the papal visit have given hope to thousands.”

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Another post reads, “Pope Francis met with several individuals with special needs today who told @EWTNews that ‘it’s always been our dream to meet Pope Francis.'”

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This tweet also reads, “Pope Francis during the meeting with clergy and religious at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad.”

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This tweet also reads, “On his first day in Iraq, Pope Francis visited the Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad. On October 31, 2010, All Hallows’ Eve, ISIS terrorists massacred 48 Syriac Catholics attending Mass here.”

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This tweet also reads, “Pope Francis during the meeting with clergy and religious at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad.”

Let us pray for Pope Francis as he visits Iraq in the coming days!

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[See also: Pope Francis Declares Year of St. Joseph: 8 Ways to Gain a Plenary Indulgence Over the Next Year]

[See also: Why Pope Francis Carries the Crucifix of a Martyred Iraqi Priest]

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