This is truly a turning point for Pope Francis and the pandemic, breathtakingly so! More than 10,000 in this Iraqi stadium for this papal Mass, the largest number of Faithful at a papal Mass since the shut-down in Italy. The only thing that I find truly mystifying is that instead of using the Latin language for the Mass, the Holy Father uses Italian! It makes no sense whatsoever.
The altar girls holding the Holy Father's staff and miter are wearing veils. Nice touch!