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Father Jean-Marc Balhan, God’s witness in Anatolia
Since the summer of 2001, Father Jean-Marc Balhan has been pastor of the Catholic parish of Ankara, Turkey. The 52-year-old Jesuit, of Belgian origin, was sent there after several years of ministry in Egypt. His mission in Ankara is varied: visiting isolated communities, giving the sacraments, and participating in interreligious dialogue, among other things. "My role is that of the leaven in the dough," he sums up with conviction.

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