The Pope’s comments followed the publication of articles in the Orthodox Christian media asking why the Vatican had not commented on the decision.
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Ayasofya Mosque, as it is known in Turkish, will now fall under the supervision of the government’s religious directorate.
On the three-day trip, the Holy Father appealed for unity with the Orthodox Church and prayed at Istanbul’s Blue Mosque.
The Pope prayed at the Muslim mosque in Istanbul, alongside the grand mufti of Ankara.