Pope Francis holds mass in St Joseph Cathedral in Iraq

Pope Francis held his first public mass on his Iraq tour in Saint Joseph Cathedral in Baghdad. It happened for the first time that a Pope presided over a mass in Iraq. Pope Francis's Iraq visit also marks first-ever papal visit to the country
 

Pope arrives at the church

Pope arrives at the church

Pope Francis arrived to lead mass at Baghdad's Saint Joseph Cathedral on the second day of the first papal visit to Iraq on Saturday March 6, 2021 
 

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The resplendent Cathedral

The resplendent Cathedral

Saint Joseph Cathedral wore a humble but resplendent look on the evening Pope Francis held the mass

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Joyful worshippers

Joyful worshippers

Worshippers were joyful as they attended the mass. An Iraqi Christian worshipper can be seen during the ceremony

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'Fall on your knees'

'Fall on your knees'

A nun kneels among worshippers during mass led by the Pope
 

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Glimpse of the Holy Father

Glimpse of the Holy Father

People gathered near the windows of the Cathedral to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis after the mass

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