A Christian priest Places a poster of the Pope Francis and a Vatican flag during preparations for the Pope's visit in Mar Youssif Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (AP/Photo/Hadi Mizban)

‘Not a good idea:’ Experts concerned about pope trip to Iraq

By Nicole Winfield, Samya Kullab

(RNS) — The public health message a papal trip to Iraq sends amid a global pandemic is not advisable, health experts say.