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Iraq: Pope to cheer Christians, court Muslims

On his historic visit to Iraq in March, Pope Francis hopes to encourage his Christian flock, badly bruised by sectarian conflict and brutal Islamic State attacks, while building further bridges to Muslims by¬†extending fraternal peace. The trip’s logo reflects this, depicting Pope Francis with Iraq’s Tigris and Euphrates rivers, a palm tree, and a dove with an olive branch above the Vatican and Iraqi flags. [1]