Pope Francis brings message of peace to Iraq

The pope brought a message of peace, reconciliation and tolerance to Iraq during his visit to the predominantly Muslim country. He was met by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.
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Meantime, pope Francis is in Iraq moving forward his historic trip amid tensions. There is unprecedented security, and Ian Pannell is there again tonight. Reporter: Tonight, pope Francis in Iraq amid unprecedented security. Francis foregoing his usual popemobile, instead protected by a huge cordon of heavily armed troops. Iraqis ignoring orders not to line the streets, instead coming out to cheer. I come as a pilgrim of peace, he said. He was taken by armored car to the church where ISIS suicide bombers killed 48 worshippers in 2010. During his three day trip he'll come here, to the Christian town of qaraqosh, once overrun by ISIS militants. ISIS drove the which I say chances from this town and desecrated this ancient church, using it as a firing range. But pope Francis is coming here on Sunday with a message of peace and love. Archbishop Ammar will greet the pope. He was the first to renter the church after ISIS was pushed out, this is what he filmed. This is what it looks like today. The holy father he will be the first person who will pray after the liberation of this church. Reporter: Many will look to the pope. The scale of need is intense. Ian, you showed us the unprecedented security for the pope today. What comes next during his visit? Reporter: Early tomorrow morning he heads to the ancient city that's believed to be the birthplace of Abraham before going to meet a grand ayatollah, ending up here in irbil for a huge outdoor mass Sunday. Ian, thank you. Next tonight, prince Harry and duchess Meghan and the new

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