Heidi Schlumpf, Joshua McElwee and Asad Dandia discuss Pope Francis' visit to Iraq in a March 10 livestream. (YouTube screenshot)
In this live conversation, NCR executive editor Heidi Schlumpf speaks with Vatican correspondent Joshua McElwee, who accompanied Pope Francis to Iraq as part of the press pool, and Asad Dandia, a writer and graduate student of Islamic studies at Columbia University.
- Read all of our coverage of the papal trip to Iraq, including Joshua's reporting.
- In our recent editorial, we say: Pope Francis' trip showed solidarity with suffering Iraqis, but shocking disregard for the pandemic.
- Asad Dandia wrote for NCR in 2020 after the release of Fratelli Tutti, saying that the encyclical offers a new language for Muslim-Catholic solidarity.