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Lebanese sanctuary where Mary, Jesus rested is ‘very holy land’+

Muslims and Christians alike visit the shrine.

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Photostory: Pope Francis a ‘penitential pilgrim’ in Iraq+

View a gallery of photos from the pope's historic visit.

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Faith amid the ruins: Pope calls Iraqis to affirm kinship under one God+

At the birthplace of the patriarch Abraham the pope called all believers to demonstrate their faith by treating one another as the brothers and sisters they are.

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Life triumphs over death as Christians rebuild in Iraq, pope says+

"If God is the God of love -- for so he is -- then it is wrong for us to hate our brothers and sisters."

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Pope arrives in Iraq, promoting peace, tolerance, equality+

"I come as a pilgrim of peace in the name of Christ, the prince of peace."

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U.S. Chaldean Catholics hope pope’s Iraq trip brings peace, reconciliation+

We are hoping for a message of forgiveness and reconciliation.

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Pandemic, security pose challenges, but pope, Iraqis, hopeful for visit+

The 84-year-old pope, newly vaccinated, is moving forward with his March 5-8 trip to Iraq unless there is a serious new wave of coronavirus infection there.

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COVID-19 and ecumenism: Pandemic prompts prayer, action+

For many people, the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jan. 18-25 will be another occasion of virtual ecumenical prayer.

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Peace only way to face global crises, Vatican U.N. nuncio says+

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of finding solutions together.

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