• Pope asks God to ‘convert the hearts’ of terrorists after Istanbul attack

    Pope asks God to ‘convert the hearts’ of terrorists after Istanbul attack

    • Jun 29, 2016

    In response to the terrorist attack on the Istanbul airport, Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced the “heinous” assault, expressed solidarity with the “dear Turkish people,” and asked God to “convert the hearts of the violent.”

  • Pope lays out aggressive vision for UN summit

    • May 23, 2016

    ROME — Addressing a first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey on Monday, Pope Francis laid out an aggressive vision for global action, insisting that the “gods” of money and power must not deafen the world to “the cry of the victims and those suffering.” In a message to the U.N.-sponsored event,

  • Vatican confirms Pope Francis to visit Turkey

    • Oct 21, 2014

    ROME – Pope Francis will travel to Turkey Nov. 28-30, the Vatican announced Tuesday, though it remains unclear whether the pontiff will be able to travel near the border with Iraq to express his concern with the violence in the region, as he’s expressed an interest in doing. The Rev.