Last Updated: Nov 28, 2014

Pope to Turkish authorities: religious freedom a key factor for peace

Vatican City, Nov 28, 2014 / 09:21 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis spoke to Turkish authorities on Friday of the need to create a lasting peace – one based on a fraternal solidarity which respects human dignity and man’s essential right to religious freedom.

For Pope Francis, human dignity at core of religious dialogue

Istanbul, Turkey, Nov 28, 2014 / 11:18 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Dialogue between religious leaders and the “shared recognition of the sanctity of each human life” in bringing aid to the suffering were at the core of Pope Francis' Nov. 28 address to Turkey's Department for Religious Affairs, delivered on the first day of his three-day Apostolic Journey to Turkey.

Waiting for the Pope: Istanbul refugee center prepares to welcome Francis

Istanbul, Turkey, Nov 28, 2014 / 07:16 am (EWTN News/CNA).- People at the refugee center that Pope Francis will visit this coming Sunday are learning to seek a future, the director of the center told EWTN News Nov. 27.

Law group: Iran nuclear deal should include Christian pastor's freedom

Washington D.C., Nov 28, 2014 / 06:11 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Advocates pushing for the U.S. State Department to demand the release of Christen pastor Saeed Abedini – a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran – remained hopeful after Iranian nuclear talks were extended for six months.