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Local clerics say Pope Francis's visit to their war-torn homeland brought hope to many.
In Iraq, Pope Francis preached against violence in the name of religion, urged forgiveness and reconciliation and encouraged Christians and other victims of religious fanatics, who have been to hell and back
Victims tell Pope of their hell, Francis calls terrorism incompatible with God and urges a rebuilding of relationships as much as infrastructure
Francis gives Iraq - and the world - the message it needs most: leave violence behind you and focus on building a culture of peace and freedom for all, including religions
Repeating a phrase he used in a video message to the Iraqi people on the eve of his visit, Pope Francis told the civic authorities, "I come as a penitent, asking forgiveness of heaven and my brothers and sisters for so much destruction and cruelty ..."