“There’s still sectarian rivalry and the extremist ISIS ideology is still there. Even when ISIS was defeated by military force, they weren’t all killed,” he said.
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The visit was first scheduled in July but it was postponed when King Salman was admitted to hospital
Pope Francis encourages waning Christian population in first ever papal visit to Iraq
Pope’s visit comes as Iraq attempts to claw its way to stability
Pope arrives in Iraq for historic first-ever papal trip to nation despite fears over security and coronavirus
The pontiff is visiting the Middle Eastern country after more than a million Christians were driven out by violence.
Pope’s tour will cover four cities in the north and south of Iraq
Few people realize, however, that Christians began leaving the region long before ISIS arrived. To reverse this trend, Christians and Yazidis need a permanent say in their governance and security.
Approved on Monday, the bill calls for compensation, habitation and education for Yazidi survivors of ISIS terrorism. It includes Yazidi women that were kidnapped by ISIS in 2014.
A large salvo of rockets fired by Iraqi militias at Al Asad military base housing international forces has caused fatalities, sources told The National on Wednesday