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.
Francis (C) is welcomed by President Nechirvan Barzani (R) of the autonomous Kurdistan region on his arrival at Arbil airport in Iraq on Sunday. The pope visited areas hit hard by the Islamic State. Photo courtesy of Office of the President of Kurdistan/UPI