Turkey rejects plea to open a church in St. Paul's birthplace
Catholic World News - August 06, 2009
The government of Turkey has rejected a plea by Pope Benedict XVI for permission to reopen the only Catholic church in Tarsus. The church was opened to pilgrims who visited the birthplace of St. Paul during the Pauline year, but officials have now announced that it must be available for other uses. Christians will be allowed to use the church building for prayer only with prior permission, and under strict time limitations.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($117,141 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!