Reverberations of Pope’s Iraq visit felt after Francis is gone

Reverberations of Pope’s Iraq visit felt after Francis is gone Children are seen near an image of Pope Francis during the Pope’s visit with the community at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh, Iraq. Photo: CNS
Letter from Rome Pope Francis’s recent trip to Iraq will undoubtably have a lasting impact on the country in ways that only time will tell. In the immediate aftermath, a few significant developments can already be seen. According to some observers, even before the historic March 5-8 trip took place, the first-ever papal visit to…
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