Pope Francis visits areas of Iraq as soon as held by Islamic State

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Referring to the historic area of Mesopotamia, which coated a lot of contemporary Iraq together with Mosul, Pope Francis mentioned: “How merciless it’s that this nation, the cradle of civilisation, ought to have been stricken by so barbarous a blow, with historical locations of worship destroyed and plenty of 1000’s of individuals – Muslims, Christians, Yazidis and others – forcibly displaced or killed.