Pandemic, security pose challenges, but pope, Iraqis, hopeful for visit


Mourners carry the coffin of a man during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Jan. 21, 2021. The man was killed in a twin suicide bombing attack at a market in Baghdad. Security and COVID-19 are two of the challenges to Pope Francis' March 5-8 visit to Iraq. (CNS photo/Alaa Al-Marjani, Reuters)