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LIVE: Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil


At 3:30 p.m., local time, the pope arrives at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil. It's the only occasion during his trip that he rides the popemobile to greet the faithful.

The Mass begins at 4 p.m.

At around 5:45 p.m., the pope is taken to the Erbil airport. After saying goodbye to the president and prime minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, he takes a plane back to Baghdad.