Pope Francis visits the Syriac Catholic Church in Baghdad
Pope Francis visited the Syriac Catholic Church in Baghdad as part of his official visit to Iraq and said in his speech, “I want to remind you that violence, war, hatred and bloodshed are incompatible with religion.”
Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of the Catholics, is continuing his historic visit to Iraq. Pope Francis visited the Syriac Catholic Church in Baghdad after talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazımi and President Berhem Salih.
Pope Francis, in his speech at the Assyrian Catholic Church, condemned the terrorist attack on the church in 2010 and said, “Here I will refer to the massacre that took place 10 years ago. “I want to remind you that violence, war, hatred and bloodshed are incompatible with religion,” he said.
While the Pope continued his speech, “Tomorrow I will meet with representatives of religious groups in the city of Ur in Zikar. I will convey to all of them that religion is a means to serve everyone ”.
The Pope, who came together with bishops, priests, monks and clergy in the Syrian Catholic Church, emphasized that the presence of different religions, sects and ethnic groups in Iraq should be an occasion to unite instead of discrimination.
52 people died in the terrorist attack on the Syrian Catholic Church on 31 October 2010.