Benedict at the Mosque
On November 30, 2006, Benedict XVI pays homage to the Muslim religion during a visit to a mosque in Constatinople, Turkey.
Above, Pope Ratzinger during his one-minute prayer among muftis.
Below left, Benedict prayed facing Mecca at his visit to the Blue Mosque;
Right, he entered the mosque without shoes, as required by Islamic precepts.
Second row, Blessed Pope Urban II preaching the First Crusade in Clermont, France.