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  • Life triumphs over death as Christians rebuild in Iraq, pope says

    QARAQOSH, Iraq (CNS) -- Amid the rubble and bombed out remains of four churches destroyed by Islamic State militants, Pope Francis paid tribute to Iraqi Christians who endured persecution and even death. But visiting Mosul and Qaraqosh in northern Iraq ...

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  • Life triumphs over death as Christians rebuild in Iraq, pope says

    QARAQOSH, Iraq (CNS) -- Amid the rubble and bombed out remains of four churches destroyed by Islamic State militants, Pope Francis paid tribute to Iraqi Christians who endured persecution and even death. But visiting Mosul and Qaraqosh in northern Iraq ...

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  • Living the beatitudes can change the world, pope says in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (CNS) -- Pope Francis told Iraqi Christians that when they suffer discrimination, persecution or war, the Eight Beatitudes are addressed to them. "Whatever the world takes from us is nothing compared to the tender and patient love with which ...

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  • Hostility, violence are 'betrayals' of religion, pope says in Iraq

    UR, Iraq (CNS) -- Traveling to the birthplace of Abraham, Pope Francis urged believers to prove their faith in the one God and father of all by accepting one another as brothers and sisters. From a stage set on a dusty hill overlooking the archaeological ...

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  • Pope, Iraqi Shiite leader affirm importance of dialogue, respect

    NASIRIYAH, Iraq (CNS) -- In a low-key meeting followed closely in Iraq and beyond, Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the influential leader of Shiite Muslims in Iraq, spent 45 minutes speaking privately. The 90-year-old ayatollah, who turns ...

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Living the beatitudes can change the world, pope says in Iraq


BAGHDAD (CNS) -- Pope Francis told Iraqi Christians that when they suffer discrimination, persecution or war, the Eight Beatitudes are addressed to them. "Whatever the world takes from us is nothing compared to the tender and patient love with which the Lord fulfills his promises," the pope told the congregation sitting inside and outside the Chaldean Catholic Cathedral of St. Joseph March 6.

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Hostility, violence are 'betrayals' of religion, pope says in Iraq


UR, Iraq (CNS) -- Traveling to the birthplace of Abraham, Pope Francis urged believers to prove their faith in the one God and father of all by accepting one another as brothers and sisters. From a stage set on a dusty hill overlooking the archaeological dig at Ur, Abraham's birthplace about 10 miles from modern-day Nasiriyah, the pope called on representatives of the country's religious communities to denounce all violence committed in God's name and to work together to rebuild their country.

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