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In Pictures: Pope Francis’s Historic Visit To Iraq by Hermzou(m): 5:30pm On Mar 07
Pope Francis began an historic visit to Iraq on Friday, the first by a pontiff to the birthplace of the Eastern churches from where more than a million Christians have fled over the past 20 years.
The pope’s visit has a highly symbolic value given the importance of Iraqi Christians in the history of the faith and their cultural and linguistic legacy dating back to the time of ancient Babylon, nearly 4,000 years ago.
The systematic persecution of Iraqi Christians at the hands of al-Qaeda and then ISIL (ISIS) in more recent years has pushed tens of thousands to leave and is threatening the community’s survival.
Francis met the dwindling Christian communities of Baghdad, Mosul and Qaraqosh, Iraq’s largest Christian city in the Nineveh Plains, where, in 2014, the ISIL armed group wiped out the remnants of the Christian presence that had survived al-Qaeda’s violent campaigns, causing tens of thousands to flee and find refuge in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.
In Erbil, the pope met the Kurdish authorities and some of the 150,000 Christian refugees from central Iraq.
Pope Francis prayed for “victims of war” outside a ruined church in Iraq’s Mosul, where ISIL ravaged one of the world’s oldest Christian communities until its defeat three years ago.
With the partially collapsed walls of the centuries-old Al-Tahera (Immaculate Conception) Church behind him, Pope Francis made a plea for Christians in Iraq and the Middle East to stay in their homelands.
The pope, who in 2019 inaugurated a new phase of interfaith dialogue between the Roman Church and Islam, also visited Najaf to meet Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the highest Shia authority in Iraq where Shia Muslims represent about 70 percent of the total population.

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Re: In Pictures: Pope Francis’s Historic Visit To Iraq by Righteousness2(m): 5:56pm On Mar 07
Just as John the Baptist was the Forerunner of JESUS CHRIST as he prepared the Jews for the Coming of the Messiah!

It Sure seems like Pope Francis is the " John the Baptist" for the Coming of the antichrist as he is Paving the way Directly and indirectly for the Coming One world Religion. Many of us must have heard of Chrislam and all that.

He sure Fits the bill of the false Prophet spoken of in the book of revelation, who will basically be the right hand man of the antichrist.

The truth that we must all know is that Irrespective of what anyone says, there is only One way to Heaven and that is through JESUS CHRIST. It is not a competition, neither is it an arguement!

These are the very last days! If you wanna be Saved, Set your Eyes on JESUS not on any man.

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Re: In Pictures: Pope Francis’s Historic Visit To Iraq by illicit(m): 7:29pm On Mar 07
Pope na gbaladun....

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Re: In Pictures: Pope Francis’s Historic Visit To Iraq by budaatum: 2:39am On Mar 08
I need to be informed that the individual who wrote the tripe below does not sound like an antichrist worshipper with an abundance of heart full of bile.

Righteousness2:
Just as John the Baptist was the Forerunner of JESUS CHRIST as he prepared the Jews for the Coming of the Messiah!

It Sure seems like Pope Francis is the " John the Baptist" for the Coming of the antichrist as he is Paving the way Directly and indirectly for the Coming One world Religion. Many of us must have heard of Chrislam and all that.

He sure Fits the bill of the false Prophet spoken of in the book of revelation, who will basically be the right hand man of the antichrist.

The truth that we must all know is that Irrespective of what anyone says, there is only One way to Heaven and that is through JESUS CHRIST. It is not a competition, neither is it an arguement!

These are the very last days! If you wanna be Saved, Set your Eyes on JESUS not on any man.

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