Pope Francis is known for going far and wide now and again to preach peace. He was relied upon to visit Iraq this year yet that excursion has been dropped and delayed inconclusively.
During a meeting with a group in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope opened up and said : “To you citizens of Iraq, I say I am very close to you. You are (in) a battleground. You suffer war, from one side and the other,” he said. “I pray for you and I pray for your country, where a visit by me had been programmed for this year.”
His announcement was made as far back as June 2019 however as of recently, the Pope feels the excursion is a possibly perilous one henceforth, the delay. Security is a significant issue, therefore the excursion was never declared by the Vatican and arrangements didn’t arrive at a conventional stage.
A month ago, Pope Francis met Iraqi President Barham Salih and the two concurred that the country’s national power must be regarded, following assaults on its territory by the United States and Iran.
The entire delay is due to Iranian powers firing missiles from Iran at two army bases in Iraq lodging US troops on Jan. 8, 2020. This was in reprisal for Washington’s slaughtering of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in an automaton strike at Baghdad air terminal on Jan. 3, 2020.