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Samya Kullab

Samya Kullab is an author at Religion News Service.

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Pope arrives in Iraq to rally Christians despite pandemic

By Nicole Winfield and Samya Kullab — March 5, 2021
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's foreign minister said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis' 'message of peace and tolerance' and described the visit as a historic meeting between the 'minaret and the bells.'

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

By Nicole Winfield and Samya Kullab — February 28, 2021
(RNS) — The public health message a papal trip to Iraq sends amid a global pandemic is not advisable, health experts say.

Patriarch: Pope to meet Iraqi Shiite leader Sistani in Iraq

By Nicole Winfield and Samya Kullab — January 28, 2021
(RNS) — The Chaldean patriarch, Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, provided the first details of Francis' March 5-8 itinerary during a virtual news conference hosted by the French bishops' conference.
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