Pope Francis prays for war victims in Mosul, an Iraqi city left in ruins by Islamic State

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Pope Francis prays for war victims in Mosul, an Iraqi city left in ruins by Islamic State

Muslim and Christian residents of Mosul told Pope Francis of their lives under the brutal rule of Islamic State on Sunday as the pontiff blessed their vow to rise up from ashes, telling them that “fraternity is more durable than fratricide.”Francis, on a historic trip to Iraq, flew into the Mosul by helicopter to encourage the binding of sectarian wounds and to pray for the dead of any religion.The 84-year-old pope walked past ruins of houses and churches to a square that was once the thriving…

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