The Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul Najeeb Michaeer (R) tours the old part of the northern city of Mosul, to follow the progress of restoration works there, on February 3, 2021. From Mosul's rubble-strewn streets to ancient churches at Karamlesh badly damaged by the Islamic State group, Archbishop Najeeb Michaeel is preparing for the first-ever papal visit to Iraq.

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The Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul Najeeb Michaeer (R) tours the old part of the northern city of Mosul, to follow the progress of restoration works there, on February 3, 2021. From Mosul’s rubble-strewn streets to ancient churches at Karamlesh badly damaged by the Islamic State group, Archbishop Najeeb Michaeel is preparing for the first-ever papal visit to Iraq.

Speaking with Register this week, Chaldean Archbishop Michaeel Najeeb of Mosul says the Holy Father’s March 5-8 trip to his troubled nation is badly needed, despite the risks involved.

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