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What in the World was Pope Francis Thinking as He Prayed with an Imam Facing Mecca?

Posted by Scott Rohter on Thursday, December 4, 2014

Pope Francis recently travelled to Istanbul where he met with the Imam of the Blue Mosque. Pope Francis and the Imam prayed together while they were both facing Mecca. It is a Muslim tradition to pray facing the east in the direction of the two most holy cities of Islam… Mecca and Medina. I don’t know what in the world Pope Francis was praying about or why he was looking in the direction of Mecca for answers to his prayers, but I am certain that the Imam was praying to Allah…

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