This Easter, our principal, Ms. Hala, took a group of our MYP and HS students on a life-changing trip to Italy. The students immersed themselves in Italy’s rich history and timeless beauty by visiting Assisi and Rome. While in Rome, the students visited St. Peter’s Basilica and received a special welcome from Pope Francis. After leading the Regina Caeli, Pope Francis extended a warm welcome to our students from his balcony.


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“I greet all of you, Romans and pilgrims from Italy and from many countries. In particular, I greet the students of the Mar Qardakh Catholic School in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.” – Pope Francis from his study window at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy.


Exploring the spiritual side of Rome on their school trip was a truly transformative opportunity for our MQIS students and we look forward to providing them with many more such experiences in the future.