Iraq's challenges remain enormous after Popes visit

Daesh (ISIS) destroyed over 400 churches in Iraq and brick by brick, Aid to the Church in Need are rebuilding them. But what does ACN do in Iraq -alongside rebuilding Iraq's historic churches- and how are they helping the Iraqi people? 

On his first visit to Iraq, Pope Francis praised “the young Muslim volunteers of Mosul, who helped to repair churches and monasteries, building fraternal friendships on the rubble of hatred, and those Christians and Muslims who today are restoring mosques and churches together.” 

The Pope also concluded his trip by stating; "Iraq will always remain in my heart. I ask all of you, dear brothers and sisters, to work together, united for a future of peace and prosperity that leaves no one behind and discriminates against no one. I assure you of my prayers for this beloved country."

According to ACN's head of projects Regina Lynch; “worldwide, interest in the Popes visit has been huge. I hope that this will motivate the international community to help Iraq more. Because the challenges that need to be faced remain enormous.”

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