Pope Francis Apostolic Visit to Iraq

March 5-8, 2021
 

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit to Iraq

Pope Francis will be the first pontiff ever to visit Iraq, visiting from March 5-8, 2021. His mission is to promote peace and bring consolation to Christians of our land who have suffered persecution for many years. It will also be an important opportunity to build fraternity with other religions. We thank God for this historical moment in our homeland of Iraq and pray that Pope Francis’ visit bring hope, peace, and faith to remaining Christians in Iraq.

Other Ways to Watch

You can watch coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq on CatholicTV Detroit, EWTN, and Noursat Network by clicking the links below:

OTHER NETWORKS
Vatican Media YouTube
Iraq Media Network (IMN)
IshtarTV

Schedule

Iraq is +8 hours ahead of Detroit (EST)
Note: The following is the EWTN schedule with air-times provided by the Vatican. As always with international events, schedules are subject to change due to delays or unforeseen incidents, so events could air sooner or later than expected.

DATETIMEDESCRIPTION
3/5/20216:00am ESTArrival at the International Airport in Baghdad.
3/5/20217:00am ESTWelcome Ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad.
3/5/20217:30am ESTMeeting with authorities and civil leaders at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad.
3/5/202110:30am ESTMeeting with Bishops, Priests, Religious, and Seminarians at the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad.
3/5/20213:30pm EST(Re-broadcast) Meeting with authorities and civil leaders at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad.
3/6/20213:00am ESTInterreligious Meeting in Nassirya at Plain of Ur.
3/6/20219:45am ESTHoly Mass from Baghdad at the Chaldean Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Baghdad.
3/6/20212:00pm EST(Re-broadcast) Interreligious Meeting in Nassirya at Plain of Ur.
3/6/20216:00pm EST(Re-broadcast) Holy Mass from Baghdad at the Chaldean Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Baghdad.
3/7/202112:30am ESTWelcome by the President from Erbil International Airport
3/7/20212:00am ESTPrayer of suffrage for the victims of war at Hosh al-Bieaa (Church Square) in Mosul.
3/7/20213:30am ESTVisit to the Qaraqosh community from the Church of Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh.
3/7/202112:00pm ESTHoly Mass from Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil.
3/7/20212:30pm EST(Re-broadcast) Welcome by the President from Erbil International Airport
3/7/20213:30pm EST(Re-broadcast) Visit to the Qaraqosh community from the Church of Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh.
3/7/20215:00pm EST(Re-broadcast) Prayer of suffrage for the victims of war at Hosh al-Bieaa (Church Square) in Mosul.
3/7/202111:30pm EST(Re-broadcast) Holy Mass from Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil.
3/8/20211:30am ESTFarewell Ceremony from the International Airport in Baghdad.
   

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