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Pope hailed for praying towards Mecca like Muslims
Pope hailed for praying towards Mecca like Muslims
Fri Dec 1, 2006 9:39 AM GMT

By Philip Pullella and Tom Heneghan

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Pope Benedict wound up a fence-mending visit to Turkey on Friday amid praise from the local press for visiting Istanbul's Blue Mosque and praying towards Mecca "like Muslims".
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"The Pope's dreaded visit was concluded with a wonderful surprise," wrote daily Aksam on its front page.

"In Sultan Ahmet Mosque, he turned towards Mecca and prayed like Muslims," popular daily Hurriyet said, using the building's official name.


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