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Are there Christians in Iraq? In 2003 before the American invasion, the number was estimated at 1.4 million. Today the number is down to between 200k and 300k. Great move from George Bush and his evangelical backers.

How dangerous is Pope Francis' visit to Iraq? Thousands of Iraqi soldiers are on standby | The National - UAE |

The Pope is not expected to visit downtown Nasiriyah, where anti-government protesters have clashed repeatedly with the security forces since October 2019.

It is unclear if the bloody uprising against corruption, nepotism, poor governance and unemployment will overshadow the pontiff's visit to Iraq's south when he visits the ancient Mesopotamian city of Ur, the birthplace of Abraham - the patriarch of the three great monotheistic religions.

by Oui on Sat Mar 6th, 2021 at 03:23:51 PM EST

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