On EWTN News In Depth, host Montse Alvarado examines the Holy Father’s bold move to bring hope to a dark and forgotten place.
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‘Today, I can see at first hand that the Church in Iraq is alive, that Christ is alive and at work in this, his holy and faithful people.’ — Pope Francis
Pope Francis answered several questions from journalists en route back to Rome after his apostolic journey to Iraq.
Fr. Habeb said the statue “will return to Karemlesh and will be in our church upon our return.”
On Monday, President Biden stated his admiration or Pope Francis “for his commitment to promoting religious tolerance, the common bonds of our humanity, and interfaith understanding.”
COMMENTARY: Iraqi Christians hope the U.S. government stays the course when it comes to their recovery.
The Christian population in Iraq has been steadily dwindling for decades, from around 1.4 million in 2003 to around 250,000 Christians in the country.
Describing the religious leader as someone with wisdom and prudence, Pope Francis commented that wise people are everywhere, because “God’s wisdom has been spread all over the world.”
Pope Francis was presented with the restored liturgical text by a small delegation in the library of the Apostolic Palace a few weeks before his trip to Iraq.