VATICAN - Cardinal Fernando Filoni leaves today for Iraq.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, leaves today for Iraq (via Jordan), as Personal Envoy of the Pope. The Cardinal had a meeting with the Holy Father on Sunday evening to inform him about the preparation of his mission.
Cardinal Filoni’s presence is a way to show Pope Francis’ closeness to the people who are suffering and in particular towards Christians. (Agenzia Fides 12/08/2014)