For Iraqi Christian youth, papal visit brings Church closer to home

For Iraqi Christian youth, papal visit brings Church closer to home Women and a girl attend Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh, Iraq. Pope Francis plans to visit Iraq March 5-8. Photo: CNS
A priest from Qaraqosh helping to prepare the city’s youth for Pope Francis’s visit next month has said the fact that a Pope is traveling to the country for the first time has shown young people that the Church, which can often seem far away, is close to them. “Here in Qaraqosh, we are so…
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