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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 5, 2021 – Hour 1

We look at Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq and open up the phone lines to let you weigh in on the news of the day.

Pope Francis Arrives in Iraq – “Nothing Short of a Miracle”

Pope Francis fulfilled a longtime dream of St John Paul II today by beginning a papal visit to Iraq. He has already celebrated Mass and met with Iraqi Catholic leaders in a Cathedral where 48 people were martyred in a 2010 terrorist attack. Locals have described the visit as “nothing short of a miracle.” We’ll talk more with Fr. Manuel Boji of Holy Martyrs Chaldean Church.

Links for this Segment

Papal Mass in Erbil ‘nothing short of a miracle’, organizer says

Pope Francis’ Iraq Mission Is a Biblical Pilgrimage Completed

Iraqi Archbishop: Pope Francis is Coming to Iraq as a ‘Prophet’

Why Christians hope Pope Francis’ visit will bring a ‘reset’ for Iraq

How Pope Francis used a donated Lamborghini to help rebuild Iraqi Christian communities

Pope Francis meets Iraqi Catholics in church where 48 died in 2010 terrorist attack

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