Iraqi medical officials told the Associated Press on July 13 that 64 people had so far died as a result of the fire at the al-Hussein Teaching Hospital, with more than 100 others injured.
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Pope Francis is venturing on the first papal visit to Iraq this weekend. The historic trip could have immense ramifications for Christians in the region. On this week’s Register Radio, Rome Correspondent Edward Pentin highlights the hopes for this mission. An also in Vatican News Edward tells us about a new interview by Pope Emeritus Benedict. And finally we talk to Register correspondent Jonathan Liedl about why gender ideology brooks no dissent.
Pope Francis embarks on his apostolic trip to Iraq March 5.
The pope’s schedule includes a Mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Baghdad on March 6 and a visit to the Syriac Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Bakhdida March 7.
In a wide-ranging interview with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, discusses the recent Vatican financial scandal, Pope Francis' upcoming apostolic visit to Iraq, and shares his thoughts on the highly criticized Vatican-China deal.
The bombings took place a day after the Vatican released a statement indicating that the papal trip to Iraq would take place ‘subject to variations’ on March 5-8.
If the voyage takes place as planned, Pope Francis will be the first pope to visit Iraq, which is still recovering from the devastation inflicted by the Islamic State.
A new report names Australia as one of the primary locations where Iraqi Christians emigrate, with at least 139,000 moving there since 2007.
COMMENTARY: Part II — Iraq’s largest Catholic town is fully encircled by an Iran-backed militia. In the context of worsening U.S.-Iran relations, some locals are afraid Iran’s impact on their lives will worsen.
COMMENTARY: PART I — Iraq’s mostly Catholic Christian population declined from 5% to 0.2% between 2003 and 2019. Today, after 17 years of church bombings, targeted assassinations, kidnapping and displacement, the Christian population in Iraq likely stands at 120,000.