7 Mar 2021

Pope leads prayers at churches destroyed by ISIS in Iraq

The Pope has called on people of all faiths in Iraq to forgive the injustices against them and to rebuild as he visited the ruins of churches in the city of Mosul – a former stronghold of the militant Islamic State group.

His Holiness led prayers at the broken churches before celebrating mass at a stadium in Erbil attended by thousands of worshippers, despite the Covid pandemic.