Pope Francis visits Iraqi Christians who suffered under IS

Editor’s note: This article is part of our special coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq. The rest of our coverage can be accessed on this regularly updated portal. Pope Francis landed in northern Iraq on Sunday to cap his historic tour to the country with a visit to Christian communities that endured the brutality of a jihadist “caliphate”. The heaviest deployment of security forces yet has been mobilised to protect the 84-year-old on what is perhaps his riskiest day in Iraq. Francis landed early on Sunday at the airport in the Kurdish regional capital of Arbil, targeted just a few weeks ag…

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