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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).

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.

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 People hold candles during an Interreligious Gathering of Prayer for Peace in Yangon, Myanmar, Oct. 31 (CNS photo/Lynn Bo Bo, EPA).
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Pope Francis will be visiting Myanmar and Bangladesh beginning on Monday Nov. 28. He is the first pope to visit Myanmar, a majority Buddhist country of some 55 million people. Under Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the country’s top civilian leader, Myanmar has been the target
Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at O'Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, Jan. 16. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Pope Francis set out on his 22nd foreign trip on Jan.