Children in their festive garment wave Iraqi flags as they arrived to join Pope Francis at Hosh al-Bieaa Church Square, in Mosul.

Children in their festive garment wave Iraqi flags to the camera as they arrive to join Pope Francis who will pray for the victims of war at Hosh al-Bieaa Church Square, in Mosul, Iraq, once the de-facto capital of IS, Sunday, March 7, 2021. The long 2014-2017 war to drive IS out left ransacked homes and charred or pulverized buildings around the north of Iraq, all sites Francis visited on Sunday. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)