Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Pray for Pope Francis in Iraq

On Friday, Pope Francis sets out on a three-day trip to Iraq. Today, he asked the faithful to accompany him with prayers as he sets off for this Apostolic Journey.

During his weekly General Audience earlier today, the Pope said, “The day after tomorrow, God willing, I will go to Iraq for a three-day pilgrimage. For a long time I have wanted to meet those people who have suffered so much; to meet that martyred Church in the land of Abraham.”


According to Vatican News, Pope Francis said, ““I ask you to accompany this apostolic journey with your prayers, so that it may unfold in the best possible way and bear the hoped-for fruits," he said.


Of all countries with a biblical history, Iraq has remained the only nation in the Holy Land not visited by a Pope.

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