Pope sends envoy to Iraq to help ousted Christians

August 8, 2014 6:36 PM

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Pope sends envoy to Iraq to help ousted Christians

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is sending a personal envoy to Iraq to show solidarity with Christians who have been forced from their homes by Islamic militants.

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the Vatican's ambassador in Baghdad during the Iraqi war, said Friday that his aim will be to offer spiritual help to those forced to leave their homes.

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