Pray for Christians in Turkey. I was just listening to a story on the BBC about Catholics living in Tarsus (St. Paul's birthplace). The Church there is actually operated by the government as a museum and they refuse to allow Christians to celebrate the mass in it. Therefore, Catholics must travel over an hour away to the next city just to attend mass. Please pray that this situation changes, and that the government there allows more freedom with regards to religion.
Also, there are scheduled dialogues between Muslim and Christian leaders there. Pray for this effort, that we can all become closer as God's children.
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