Pope Francis visits Iraq’s war-ravaged north on last day of tour

Published on March 7, 2021 by

Pope Francis is in northern Iraq for the third day of his historic visit, he is holding a prayer service in Mosul for victims of war.
He has used the trip to appeal for tolerance and unity among religious groups.
Mosul was once home to a vibrant Christian community before the city was destroyed by fighters from the ISIL (ISIS) armed group. Efforts are now under way to rebuild the city.

Al Jazeera’s Simona Foltyn reports from Mosul’s old city, Iraq.

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