Pope condemns Iraq’s ‘harsh’ crackdown on protesters

A man shows the casings from bullets which were allegedly used against protesters who were killed at an anti-government protest overnight in Najaf, Iraq November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday criticised Iraq’s crackdown on anti-government protests, which have led to the deaths of more than 400 people since they erupted in Baghdad and other cities in October. “I am following the situation in Iraq with concern. It is with pain that I have learned of the protest […]

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