Young Iraqi on Covid front lines fight readies to welcome Pope

Young Iraqi on Covid front lines fight readies to welcome Pope An illuminated cross is displayed in the Christian town of Hamdania, Iraq, February 16, 2021. Photo: CNS
Two and a half years ago, Safa Al Alqoshy shared a heart-warming embrace with Pope Francis while in Rome to attend a Synod of Bishops on youth, before leaving the gathering early to care for his ailing mother. During their brief conversation, Al Alqoshy told Crux, the Pope “told me to have faith and he…
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