Friday, December 01, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI Departs Istanbul

Pope ends visit to Turkey (RTE News, 01 December 2006 14:48):
Pope Benedict XVI has ended his visit to Turkey by concelebrating Mass with the Orthodox Patriarch, Bartholomew, at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul. The Pontiff said the Church was not seeking to impose anything on anyone, but was asking to be allowed to carry out its work. He and the Patriarch have pledged to work more closely together....

The Pope flew back to Rome on a Turkish Airlines aircraft.

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