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A Jesuit Reflects on Francis in Iraq

“Salaam, Salaam, Salaam!  Shookran!  Allah ma’akum.” Peace, Peace, Peace!  Thank you!  God be with you!.  With these words, Pope Francis ended the Mass in Erbil, his last major public event during his visit to Iraq.  Energy and emotion already filled the stadium, and when he ended his remarks with these Arabic words, we all erupted in …

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