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Cardinal Filoni News Conference
Erbil, Iraq
By Jawdat Ahmed
14 Aug 2014

News conference in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan by Cardinal Fernando Filoni, personal envoy of Pope Francis.

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Papal Emissary Visits Erbil
Erbil
By Jawdat Ahmed
13 Aug 2014

Cardinal Fernando Filoni has arrived in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan as the personal envoy of Pope Francis. Filoni i the former papal nuncio to Iraq and Jordan.
Thousands of Christians fled to the Kurdish area as the Islamic State militia invaded towns and cities in northern Iraq.
Cardinal Filoni is expected to deliver a personal message of solidarity and support from the pope as well as financial aid to those affected by the violence.