Pope Francis: Trip to Iraq Still on Despite Recent Bombings

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Pope Francis confirmed Wednesday that he will still carry on with a three-day trip to Iraq starting Friday despite the recent attacks.

Pope Francis said that he cannot disappoint the Iraqi people again, in reference to a trip planned by Pope John Paul II that was canceled.

This trip will be the first ever papal visit to the country and it’ll be a busy one.

He’s scheduled to visit six cities in three days and has plans to sit down with a top Shia religious leader.

There are concerns not only about security but also about super spreader events as COVID-19 cases rise in Iraq.