Pope Francis’s visit to Iraq: Beyond the symbolism

Pope Francis’s visit to Iraq: Beyond the symbolism

Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Al Jazeera – 9 March 2021

The visit of Pope Francis was a monumental moment in Iraq’s history. In this article in Al Jazeera, Ibrahim Al-Marashi explains why the fate of Iraqi minorities is not just hinged on this religious symbolism, but on ‘the ability of the Iraqi political elite to resist foreign pressure, build a stable and functional state, distribute the country’s wealth to its people and ensure their safety and security’.

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