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Pope 'deeply pained' over Turkey's move on Hagia Sophia

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Pope 'deeply pained' over Turkey's move on Hagia SophiaVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said on Sunday that he is “deeply pained” over the decision by Turkey to change the status of Hagia Sophia — which was originally built in Istanbul as a Christian cathedral — from a museum...
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Pope Francis said on Sunday he was hurt by Turkey's decision to make Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum a mosque, the latest religious leader to condemn the move. Megan Revell reports.

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