Pope Heads for Iraq in Historic First

Pope Heads for Iraq in Historic First
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The pope will land in Iraq tomorrow for a three-day pilgrimage.

For the first time in history, the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State, Pope Francis, will visit Iraq March 5-8.

“Tomorrow I will go to Iraq for a three-day pilgrimage,” the pope tweeted today. “I have long wanted to meet those people who have suffered so much.” Iraqis have also been waiting a long time for this moment.

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