Friday, November 24, 2006

Dead priests in Anatolia

Joshua Treviño gives a bit of background on Turkey as the Pope prepares for his visit. Among other titbits, four Catholic priests have been attacked this year due to the usual 'Muslim anger' and Turkish police charged 293 people with "missionary activity" between 1998 and 2001. Turkey does seem to have a wide-ranging legal system.

He's going to be there for the Pope's visit. He says he was present in New York and London for both the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks, which makes me wonder why someone doesn't stop him travelling entirely. He seems to know what he's talking about. I think it will be worth visiting Pope and Patriarch regularly over the next few days.

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