Christmas in Kurdistan

Parishioners at St. Joseph’s Chaldean Catholic Church in Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq celebrate Christmas Eve mass on December 24, 2021. Pope Francis visited the country in March to promote interreligious dialogue and promote healing following decades of war. The mass in Sulaymaniyah was said by Fr. Ayman Aziz Hermiz and Fr. Estefan Raban. KARZAN RASHED FOR METROGRAPHY