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The Pope heading to Turkey
Rome, Italy - The Alitalia A-321 is flying to Ankara
The Airbus A-321 named "Piazza del Duomo Lecce" with Pope Benedict XVI lifted off at 9:23am today from Rome-Fiumicino airport heading to Turkey.
"This is not a political tour but a pastoral trip and it aims at talks and efforts for peace", the Pontiff said.
The arrival at the "Esemboga" Airport in Ankara, where he will be welcomed by Turkish Premier Tayyip Erdogan, is planned around 1pm local...
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