Pope Benedict to visit Turkey amidst anti-pope protests
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Some, organized by an Islamist party, protested the visit in the streets after hearing of the Pope's trip. Security concerns are on the rise as the protests progress.
Benedict will arrive in, the capital of Turkey. According to Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, objectives of the Pope's visit are to eliminate misunderstandings between Muslims and Christians, and to clean up the 1,000-year divide in between the Vatican and Orthodox churches. Benedict also plans to meet with political and religious leaders in Ankara.
Police are taking full measures to ensure the Pope is safe during his trip.
- Nicholas Rigillo. "Pope Benedict XVI visits Turkey amid security concerns" — , November 26, 2006
- Associated Press. "Anti-Pope Rally Precedes Visit To Turkey" — , November 26, 2006
- "Turkish protests at Pope's visit" — , November 26, 2006