Saturday, March 06, 2021

#ABCNews #ABCNewsAustralia Pope Francis calls for end to Iraq violence and extremism on first papal visit to Iraq | ABC News


Pope Francis has used a historic trip to Iraq to make an impassioned plea to end militant violence and religious conflict. Subscribe: Read more here: Thousands of security personnel have been deployed to protect the Pontiff during the risky visit. There have been a number of rocket and suicide bomb attacks in recent weeks and that's raising fears for his safety. It's a deepy symbolic visit for the country's shrinking Christian population with many fleeing during the region's brutal occupation by Islamic State. Middle East correspondent Tom Joyner reports. ABC News provides around the clock coverage of news events as they break in Australia and abroad, including the latest coronavirus pandemic updates. It's news when you want it, from Australia's most trusted news organisation. For more from ABC News, click here: Watch more ABC News content ad-free on iview: Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth channel: Like ABC News on Facebook: Follow ABC News on Instagram: Follow ABC News on Twitter: #ABCNews #ABCNewsAustralia