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English Priest With an Iraqi Heart: Meet Father Benedict Kiely

Father Benedict Kiely is shown standing opposite the tomb of Jonah in Mosul (Nineveh), Iraq, in July 2019. He holds an icon of the prophet Jonah. Father Kiely makes frequent trips to Iraq to help the beleaguered Christians there.

As Pope Francis embarks upon his apostolic trip to Iraq this week, Father Kiely asks, ‘Do we believe we are the Body of Christ that is being persecuted today?’