Pope Francis makes the first ever papal visit to Iraq next week, shining a spotlight on the suffering of its Christians. Nowhere..
266th pope of the Catholic Church
Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.
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