The president wished the Pope and Christians around the world his greetings for the holy days of Easter.
The UAE embraced the pope's visit to show their seriousness about coexistence. Iraq's reluctance will only impede the nation.
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The message to Israel coinciding with the historic visit to Iraq brings hope to the region.
Some have wondered why Jews were not included in the welcoming and historic ceremonies.
The Pope's flight was permitted to pass through Israeli airspace to reach its destination in Iraq.
The Pope was greeted by a lively folk song and dance event and many felt moved seeing images of him meet Sistani.
Francis’s meeting in the holy southern city of Najaf, during a whirlwind and risky tour of Iraq, marked the first time a pope has met with such a senior Shi’ite cleric.
On Wednesday morning, 10 rockets landed on an airbase that hosts US, coalition and Iraqi forces. Hours after that attack, the pope reaffirmed he would be going to Iraq.
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