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Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople greet a small crowd after delivering a blessing in 2014 in Istanbul (CNS photo/Paul Haring).
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Francis X. Rocca - Catholic News Service

Ankara and Istanbul were gray and cold, at least compared to Rome, during Pope Francis' Nov. 28-30 visit to Turkey. And the general reception, outside of the pope's official meetings, was hardly warmer. There were none of the enthusiastic crowds that usually greet him on his trips, no masses waving signs of welcome along his motorcade route or behind police barriers at the stops.

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Pope Francis at a General Audience on Dec. 11th, 2013. Photo Courtesy of Catholic News Service/Paul Haring.
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The Editors
A collection of articles, videos and podcasts highlighting significant moments of Francis' ministry.
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Meghan J. ClarkDrew ChristiansenRobert P. ImbelliAmanda C. Osheim
The Dignity of the VulnerableBy Meghan J. Clarke‘The dignity of the human person and the common good rank higher than the comfort of those who refuse to renounce their privileges” (No. 218). In a simple sentence, Pope Francis summarizes the bedrock of Catholic social doctrine: human dign
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John A. Coleman
From 2013: On several occasions, Francis has talked about tackling unemployment and signaled out the high unemployment of youth as one of the two most salient issues facing the world at present. He also attacked what he called unjust salaries.
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Antonio Spadaro, S.J.
“It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.”