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Pope 'pained' by Turkey's Hagia Sophia decision

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Pope 'pained' by Turkey's Hagia Sophia decision

Pope 'pained' by Turkey's Hagia Sophia decision

Pope Francis said on Sunday he was hurt by Turkey's decision to make Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum a mosque, the latest religious leader to condemn the move.

Megan Revell reports.

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Hagia Sophia Hagia Sophia UNESCO World Heritage Site in Istanbul, Turkey

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