Pope Francis tweets Iraq photo for prayers for peace

Posted by Katie Loftus
Thursday 18, September 2014 | Category:   Mission & Evangelization

Pope Francis is no stranger to Twitter, and he recently tweeted his first photo on the social media site. The photo, by Catholic Relief Services, shows two children and their families, who have been displaced in central Iraq.

His tweet reads: “I pray every day for all who are suffering in Iraq. Please join me.”

Pope Francis has been quite vocal in his criticism of the Iraqi government, saying, "Hatred is not to be carried in the name of God! War is not to be waged in the name of God!"

The pope has expressed great support for the men and women of the church working to help in Iraq, and he recently called Iraqi Christians the heart of the church, which would ‘defend her defenseless and persecuted children’ like a mother.

Follow Pope Francis on Twitter @Pontifex.

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