Pope Francis makes first-ever visit to Iraq(29 images)

Pope Francis visits Iraq, the first pontiff ever to do so. In the three-day trip from Friday to Sunday, the pope visits the nation's Catholic faithful and offers support amid the COVID-19 crisis. About 500,000 Christians live in Iraq, a drastic decline since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

Pope Francis (L) speaks with Iraq's President Barham Salih (R) before departing for Rome at Baghdad International Airport on Monday. Photo courtesy of Iraqi president's press office | License Photo
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