#BreakingNews Pope Francis Arrives in Baghdad, Iraq and is Welcomed by the People - VIDEO

Pope Francis has arrived at Baghdad international airport in Iraq. This begins his 33rd Apostolic Journey and the very first papal visit to Iraq. A group welcomed Pope Francis on the tarmac of religious and political authorities and some Iraqi citizens with two children with flowers for the Holy Father. The welcoming group included the Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq, Archbishop Mitja Leskovar, as well as representatives of the Chaldean Archeparchy of Baghdad, the Latin Archdiocese of Baghdad, the Syriac Archeparchy of Baghdad, and the Armenian Archeparchy of Baghdad, as well as the country’s Prime Minister, Mustafa Abdellatif Mshatat, the President of the Republic and his wife. As is required according to protocol, Pope Francis' first official meeting takes place at the Presidential Palace. He met privately with President Barham Ahmed Salih Qassim.   Source: VaticanNews.va