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Pope in Istanbul ‘silent adoration’

Pope Francis stands in “silent adoration” in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque alongside the city’s top Muslim cleric, on the second day of his Turkey visit.
VIDEO: Pope Francis visits Blue Mosque

Mark Lowen reports from Istanbul in Turkey on a visit by Pope Francis to the historic city.
ERD05. Istanbul (Turkey), 29/11/2014.- Musiciaqns entertain people waiting the arrival of Pope Francis in front of the Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul, Turkey 29 November 2014. Pope Francis is on a three-day trip to Turkey during which he is expected to focus on Catholic-Orthodox reconciliation, as well as reaching out to Muslims and condemning the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. (Papa, Turquía, Estanbul) EFE/EPA/ERDEM SAHIN
SDT03. Istanbul (Turkey), 29/11/2014.- People await the arrival of Pope Francis in front of the Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul, Turkey 29 November 2014. Pope Francis is on a three-day trip to Turkey during which he is expected to focus on Catholic-Orthodox reconciliation, as well as reaching out to Muslims and condemning the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. (Papa, Turquía, Estanbul) EFE/EPA/SEDAT SUNA

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Even today, at a population of nearly 15 million souls, Istanbul continues to march forward and grow. In the five years I have lived here, we have seen

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