Francis In Turkey

Some people eat turkey for Thanksgiving; the Roman pontiff GOES to Turkey. Not all his addresses are translated yet, but he got off to a nice start w/ this brief address greeting the Turkish prime minister and Diyanet, a religious council engaged in "dialogue" with the Vatican.

I was just reading an account of his press conference on the flight home, in which the Pope emphasized his insistence that there be more public Muslim opposition to terrorist barbarism, which suggests that was a strong note throughout the trip, since he also opened with it:
As religious leaders, we are obliged to denounce all violations against human dignity and human rights. Human life, a gift of God the Creator, possesses a sacred character. As such, any violence which seeks religious justification warrants the strongest condemnation because the Omnipotent is the God of life and peace. The world expects those who claim to adore God to be men and women of peace who are capable of living as brothers and sisters, regardless of ethnic, religious, cultural or ideological differences.