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Ancient Byzantine church unearthed in İstanbul

1,500 years of history are just waiting to be discovered underfoot.

Jump the Fire: Kurdish spring dance

Photo of the Day: March 22, 2017

As Erdoğan moves, a precarious situation for Christians in Turkey

President unlikely to round up Christians en masse, but who can predict?

Pope-Patriarch Meeting Moved Churches Closer to Unity, Experts Say

Choice of words, gestures make big difference in ongoing dialogue.

Francis and Bartholomew Meet in Istanbul

Texts of the talks given by the Bishop of Rome and Archbishop of Constantinople

Pope Offers Prayer in Hagia Sophia

In stunning one-time cathedral of Constantinople, Francis says his "soul rises to the Almighty."

Turks Want to See a Mosque in Athens Before Reopening a Seminary in Istanbul

Vatican's chief ecumenical officer speaks about implications of this weekend's papal visit.

Let the Holy Spirit Create the Unity and Diversity the Church Needs, Pope Says

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Istanbul's Catholic cathedral.

Turks Evoke the Past; Francis Nods to the Future

Pope and his Turkish hosts have built a mosaic of significant gestures