From March 5 to 8, Pope Francis will make his 33rd overseas apostolic journey to Iraq, the first ever visit of a pope to this Middle Eastern nation and Pope Francis' first time travelling since the start of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
This apostolic visit to Iraq brings hope to the dwindling Christian population of the area, who have faced persecution from ISIS and have seen their homes destroyed.
In his four-day, four-province tour of the country, Pope Francis will bring with him messages of peace and continued interreligious dialogue.
Join the Holy Father on his travels by tuning in to Salt + Light TV.
APOSTOLIC VISIT BROADCAST SCHEDULE
TV schedule is subject to change without notice.
Friday, March 5
8:00 am EST
Meeting with Civil Authorities
8:35 am EST
Meeting with Bishops, Priests, Religious and Seminarians - Baghdad LIVE
8:30 pm EST
Meeting with Civil Authorities REPEAT
9:05 pm EST
Meeting with Bishops, Priests, Religious and Seminarians - Baghdad REPEAT
Saturday March 6
8:30 am EST
Interreligious Meeting - Ur
9:50 am EST
Holy Mass from the Chaldean Cathedral of St. Joseph - Baghdad LIVE
8:00 pm EST
Interreligious Meeting - Ur REPEAT
9:10 pm EST
Holy Mass from the Chaldean Cathedral of St. Joseph - Baghdad REPEAT
Sunday March 7
6:00 am EST
Prayer of Suffrage for Victims of War - Mosul
6:40 am EST
Visit to the Church of the Immaculate Conception - Qaraqosh
7:30 am EST
Holy Mass from the "Franso Hariri" Stadium - Erbil LIVE
7:00 pm EST
Prayer of Suffrage for Victims of War - Mosul REPEAT
7:40 pm EST
Visit to the Church of the Immaculate Conception - Qaraqosh REPEAT
8:30 pm EST
Holy Mass from the "Franso Hariri" Stadium - Erbil REPEAT
EP 3. Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit to Iraq: A Woven Tapestry
Friday, March 12, 8:30pm ET
Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann and a panel of experts, Fr. Dominic Robinson and John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need, UK, and Stephen Rasche of the Catholic University in Erbil, look at the highlights of the pope's historic visit.
EP 2. Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit to Iraq: You Are All Brothers and Sisters
Friday, March 4 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT
Continuing to prepare for the visit, Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann speaks with the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil, Bashar Warda and with Stephen Rasche of the Cathoilic University in Erbil about the details and purpose of Pope Francis' historic visit.
EP 1. Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit to Iraq: The Cradle of Civilization
Friday, February 26 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT
In order to understand the significance of Pope Francis' March 5-8 visit to Iraq, Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann speaks with Bishop Bawai Soro, Chaldean Bishop of Canada, and Msgr. Peter Vaccari, President of Catholic Near East Welfare Association about Iraq's deep Christian history and the recent persecution of Christians in the region.