Pope: All on same path

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Pope blessed Turkey, hoping the Muslim nation would be “a strong and fervent peacemaker!”

The Pope hope he can be loved and accepted by all men, also the Turkish Prime Minister. The Pope hope he can be loved and accepted by all men, also the Turkish Prime Minister. Here inspecting an Islamic guard of honor in Ankara.

Pope Francis spoke to Turkish authorities on Friday of the need to create a lasting peace – one based on a fraternal solidarity which respects human dignity and man’s essential right to religious freedom.

The Pope concluded his address by invoking a heavenly blessing on Turkey, so that the nation would be “a strong and fervent peacemaker!”

It is therefore essential, he said, “that all citizens – Muslim, Jewish and Christian – both in the provision and practice of the law, enjoy the same rights and respect the same duties.”

By assuring the same rights to all regardless of their faith, each practice can more easily go beyond misunderstandings and…

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