Hopes papal visit will stop ‘horrific’ loss of Christians in troubled Iraq

Hopes papal visit will stop ‘horrific’ loss of Christians in troubled Iraq Displaced by fighting between the Iraqi army and the Islamic State group, a family leaves a processing centre for displaced families January 27, 2017, outside Mosul. Photo CNS
The monumental decision taken by Pope Francis to visit Iraq in March will no doubt be one for the history books. Although the current pontiff is no stranger to visiting territories plagued by conflict and seemingly perpetual violence, this will be the first time a Pope has ever visited Iraq, a country which is the…
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