According to Catholic World News:
Pope John Paul went on to say that he prays for "those beloved Iraqi people who are working so hard to rebuild the institutions of their own land," and urged all Christians to cooperate in the process of reconstruction.
The Pope's remarks on Iraq came after a short catechetical address in which he commented once again on Psalm 48, continuing his remarks from the last week's audience. He spoke once again about "the illusion created by the idolatry of riches."
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