Iraq pegs hopes on Pope's visit, but experts skeptical

A handout picture released by the Vatican media office on March 8, 2021, shows Pope Francis (R) being escorted by Iraqi President Barham Saleh (C) and his wife Sarbagh (L) on the red carpet towards his plane at the capital's Baghdad International Airport during the farewell ceremony at the conclusion of the pontiff's visit to Iraq. (AFP PHOTO / HO / VATICAN MEDIA)





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