Catholic World News

Turkey’s President Erdogan meets Pope, encounters protests in Rome

February 05, 2018

» Continue to this story on Vatican News

CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis met on February 5 with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Their discussion reportedly touched on the conflicts in the Middle East and the status of Jerusalem, as well as the status of Christians in Turkey. The visit by Erdogan to the Vatican- the first by a Turkish head of state in several decades- prompted angry demonstrations outside St. Peter’s Square by Kurdish protesters, who cited human-rights abuses against the minority population.

The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

There are no comments yet for this item.