• Commentary

    Pope Francis in Turkey

    #459739648 / gettyimages.com “Fanaticism and fundamentalism, as well as irrational fears, which foster misunderstanding and discrimination, need to be countered by the solidarity of all believers,” the pope said in televised remarks in Ankara, Turkey. Worth hearing and heeding in every church, temple and synagogue every Sabbath…. (KS) “The pope smiled and waved before entering the Hagia Sophia museum, which dates to the sixth century.  The church was converted into a mosque after the 1453 Ottoman conquest, and made a museum in 1935. From prayer, Christian and Muslim, to museum… not a happy progression!  Religion worships a living God, not preserved artifacts.  (KS)