Pope Francis Begins Apostolic Visit to Iraq

Pope Francis

Pope Francis sets off on an apostolic visit to Iraq today, Friday, March 5. In this long-planned trip, the pope hopes to ease tensions between people of Muslim and Christian faith, another step toward "fraternity amongst believers." 

Before his visit, Iraq was the only nation in the holy land that had not been visited by a pope. During his weekly audience, Pope Francis expressed his eagerness to visit the people of Iraq. "For a long time I have wanted to meet those people who have suffered so much; to meet that martyred Church in the land of Abraham." Stay tuned for a follow-up to his visit in the next MCC Weekly Update.

March 5, 2021 - 10:44am

Latest Posts

Governor Parson Grants Additional Pardons

Governor Parson recently issued 17 pardons and approved one commutation pursuant to Article IV, section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri....Read more

Missouri Increases Vaccination Numbers

As of April 8, Missouri reported 1.8 million of its residents have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or 29% of the...Read more

Senate Approves Foster Care and Adoption Bills

On Thursday, the Senate third read and passed two bills that would provide tax relief for families who adopt or provide foster care services....Read more

Subscribe to Blog
  • 1 of 248