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  • Pope Francis ended his historic tour of Iraq on Monday, flying out of Baghdad International Airport after visiting cities torn apart by conflict, meeting Muslim and Christian leaders and preaching a message of peace and coexistence over war.

  • Francis waved to crowds one last time as he boarded the plane, which had Vatican and Iraqi flags flying from its cockpit windows.

  • During the trip, the first ever papal visit to the country, he toured four cities, including Mosul, the former Islamic state's stronghold, where vast areas still lie in ruins.

  • It was there, he repeated, his message again, telling Iraqis that peace is more powerful than war and added.

  • Iraq would always remain with me in my heart affirmative case, it is through the I stopped in front of the destroyed church and I just didn't have any words.

  • It's something you can't believe.

  • You can't believe it now.

  • Not only the church, but also other churches in a mosque that were destroyed.

  • You can see they didn't get on with the people of this place.

  • It's just unbelievable.

  • Our human cruelty man and Austin.

  • Another historical first came when he met Iraq's top Shiite Muslim cleric hours after the pope's departure, the country's prime minister Mustafa al Kadhimi, made a televised address calling for further dialogue on the basis of this historic responsibility and in the atmosphere of love and tolerance promoted by the visit of His Holiness, the Pope to the land of Iraq, the land of Mesopotamia, we present today the call for a national dialogue to be a pathway for achieving the aspirations of our people.

  • The whirlwind and potentially risky visit appeared to be well received by the public, with officials saying it was a chance for the world to see their perpetually crisis hit nation in a new light.

Pope Francis ended his historic tour of Iraq on Monday, flying out of Baghdad International Airport after visiting cities torn apart by conflict, meeting Muslim and Christian leaders and preaching a message of peace and coexistence over war.

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Pope Francis ends epic Iraq tour where he preached peace

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/10
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