Card Philippe Barbarin brought the pontiff’s video message. In Turkey, the pope called for greater collaboration with the international community to resolve conflicts in Iraq. He thanks refugees for their witness of faith. On 8 December, he will call for a special prayer by the whole Church for Iraqi Christian refugees in Erbil.
IRAQ - VATICAN - Pope tells Christian refugees from Mosul that he is close to them, that their resistance is martyrdom, a fruitful dew [AN]