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Pope Urges Islamic Leaders To Shun Violence In the Name of Religion


Pope Francis ended his historic three-day visit to Turkey Sunday by asking Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to urging other Islamic leaders to condemn terrorism carried out in the name of Islam. The Reverend Brian Lucas is general secretary of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. Speaking from Melbourne, he told V-O-A's Victor Beattie, Turkey is in a unique position as a broker between Islam's factions.

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