Corpses still fill the streets of Mosul, Iraq, a year after the battle between Iraqi troops and “IS”. Aid workers are removing them, because no one else seems willing to.
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On a historic trip, the pontiff urged Christians to stay in Iraq and prayed for "victims of war." Both Muslims and Christians told the pope of their lives under a violent "Islamic State" rule.
The pontiff's four-day visit to Iraq was an exceptional spiritual and political event. And his appeal for peace and reconciliation was directed not only at Christians, says DW's Christoph Strack.
The Iraqi city of Mosul was captured by the "Islamic State" group in 2014. Much of its cultural heritage was destroyed during the occupation. Three year's after Mosul's liberation, the city is now being rebuilt.
Iraqi Christians in Baghdad have witnessed the first ever papal Mass held in an Iraqi church. The Pope is halfway through his historic trip.
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