Two people were killed and four wounded during an anti-American rally in the Iraqi town of Falluja, 50 kilometers west of Baghdad. The 7,000 ralliers were demanding that the US troops leave Iraq.
Two days ago in Falluja, US soldiers had killed 15 and wounded 50 people, who had gathered for a rally to have the US troops leave one of the schools, so that classes could be resumed. The funeral had taken place on Tuesday.
Today's rally in Falluja was organized by Brothers Muslims. It was the party's first political move since the collapse of Hussein's regime.
The remarks from the Pope came as "a very strong step towards degradation," "given the rather massive nature of homosexuality" among the Catholic clergy.