[LIVE] Pope Francis visits Nasiriyah on second day of Iraq tour

[LIVE] Pope Francis visits Nasiriyah on second day of Iraq tour

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Pope Francis visits Nasiriya for an interreligious prayer at the ancient Mesopotamian site of Ur.

Later on Saturday, the pontiff is set to return to Baghdad, where he will hold a mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of Saint Joseph.

The Pope’s historic visit to Iraq comes as part of an initiative to preserve Iraq’s ancient Christian communities and support the return of those Christians driven out by ISIS.​