Pope Francis will be visiting Iraq for the first time in March next year, the Papal Office said.
The Holy See has delivered news that the Pope has accepted an invitation from the Iraqi government and local Catholic churches.
During this visit, scheduled for March 5-8 next year, the Pope was told to visit Baghdad, Erbil, Mosul, Bakhdida, and the Plains of Ur.
The specific visit schedule will be disclosed later, taking into account the Corona 19 situation, the Holy See explained.
This is the first time the Pope’s overseas visit has been scheduled since the Corona 19 incident in February.
The Pope was scheduled to visit Indonesia, Timor-Leste, and Papua New Guinea, the world’s largest Islamic countries this September, but was canceled due to Corona 19.