7 August 2020

Statement from the Pope about Hagia Sophia

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Pope Francis is disappointed with Turkey's decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque. reports that, the pope made the remarks in a traditional Sunday speech at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican.

"I think about Istanbul, about St. Sophia, and I am very disappointed," he said.

It should be noted that on July 10, the Turkish State Council annulled the 1934 decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a museum. Immediately afterwards, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree to make it a mosque.

2020.07.12 / 16:32
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