Three things Pope Francis hopes to accomplish in Turkey

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis leaves on Friday (November 28) for a three-day visit to Turkey and, given the issues on his plate and the troubles in the neighborhood, it is expected to be his most challenging and potentially most dangerous trip yet. There are so few Christians—around 120,000—in this overwhelmingly Muslim country that he is leaving the armored popemobile at home.  So why is he going at all? Here are three things the pope hopes to bring home from Turkey: