The Pope will voice solidarity with this ancient Christian minority, now down to 400,000 from 1.5 million in 2003, in a nation of 25 million. Chaldeans and other Catholics make up half of Iraq’s Christians; the rest are Armenian Orthodox, Protestants, and other small churches.
In anticipation of the Pope’s visit, welcome banners featuring his image and with his Arabic title “Baba al-Vatican” have been hung in the streets of Baghdad. Churches and roads are being paved in remote areas that have never seen a visitor like Pope Francis.
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