Pope Francis on Sunday March 7, 2021 ends his first tour to Iraq with a peaceful request to forgive Islamic State oppression. Thousands of Christians turn out to see Pope Francis and so many of them were overwhelmed with tears. During his visit Pope Francis meets with Iraq’s top shite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.
Pope Francis also traveled to the city of Ur which is the birthplace of Abraham. During his travels of Iraq Pope Francis prayed at the Baghdad church where Jihadists massacred dozens of Christians in 2010 and offered words of civility and love for the fallen Catholics. It has been reported that a Muslim cleric says Pope Francis visit is a sign that the ISIS extremists have lost. Pope Francis visit to Iraq is a major step in world peace with Muslim and Christian coming together to realize that there is but one God and with love and respect may we put down the sword and raise your arms for love and peace.