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  1. Pope Visits Turkey to Defend the Faithful

    Pope Francis is traveling to Turkey for a three-day visit, and is expected to speak out about the plight of Christians in the Middle East. His Holiness is well-liked in Muslim communities — it helps that he denounced drone strikes in Syria — but may have a tough time in Turkey. Several missionaries and religious figures have been murdered there in the past few years, and the government forbids the training of new orthodox priests. Amid the region’s turmoil, the pope will be surrounded by security.

    NPR, AP

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