Pope Francis lands in Iraq on first-ever papal visit

Pope Francis Iraq

A member of Iraq's security forces keep watch in Baghdad on March 5, 2021, hours before the start of Pope Francis' first visit to Iraq.

Photo credit: AFP

Pope Francis landed in war-battered Iraq Friday on the first-ever papal visit, defying security fears and the pandemic to comfort one of the world's oldest and most persecuted Christian communities.

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