Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Pope's visit to Turkey will proceed

Bishops in Turkey and Abdullah Gul, Ankara’s Foreign Affairs Minister, have confirmed that the Holy Father will indeed visit their country from November 28th to December 1st of this year, AsiaNews reports.

Saint Nicholas, Turkish Bishop and patron of travellers, Pray for our Holy Father!


Anonymous said...

I really hope the Turkish will not commit any foolishness against the Holy Father. It is in their best interest to cool down and keep the barking aside, otherwise their dreamt of European entry will be postponed sine die! Let's pray the little exorcism of Saint Michael the Archangel for the Pope everyday, so that the celestial hosts protect him from any harm.

Dymphna said...

I wish the Holy Father wouldn't go. But all we can do is pray and sacrifice for his safety. We'll just have to see how crazy the Turks really are.

Staying in Balance said...

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard agasint the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray. And do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell, Satan, and all the evil spirits that prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.


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