Pope calls on Iraq to support Christians during historic visit

Pope Francis called for peace toward Christians in the first-ever papal visit to the majority-Muslim country of Iraq on Friday.

Francis was greeted with cheers from the crowds that gathered in Baghdad to see the pontiff, who was transported in a bulletproof BMWi750 surrounded by fleets of police, the Associated Press reported.

His primary goal during the visit is to encourage the country’s diminishing number of Christians to stay and help rebuild the country devastated by wars and strife.

“Only if we learn to look beyond our differences and see each other as members of the same human family
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