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Public-health experts question wisdom of Pope’s visit to Iraq

March 01, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Some public-health officials have expressed concern that Pope Francis is going ahead with plans to visit Iraq this week in spite of a rise in Covid infections in that country. Their questions were redoubled when Archbishop Mitja Leskovar, the papal nuncio in Baghdad—who was scheduled to accompany the Pontiff throughout his visit—tested positive for the virus.

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