Iraq warns of new coronavirus wave as Vatican aide doubles down on papal trip

Iraq warns of new coronavirus wave as Vatican aide doubles down on papal trip A priest celebrates Mass on Dec. 25, 2019, at St. George Chaldean Church in Baghdad. Photo: CNS
On the same day a top Vatican official insisted that Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to Iraq is still on the books, and that the pontiff is determined to go, the country’s health ministry issued a statement warning of a possible second wave of the Covid-19 coronavirus, which, they said, could be deadlier than the first.…
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