Pope Benedict XVI Prays Inside Mosque in Turkey

Pope Benedict XVI became only the 2nd pontiff ever to enter a mosque today…

Pope Benedict XVI prays with Istanbul’s Grand Mufti Mustafa Cagrici (R) and other Muslim clerics as he visits the Sultanahmet, or Blue Mosque, in Istanbul November 30, 2006. The Pope visited Istanbul’s famous Blue Mosque on Thursday during his trip to predominantly Muslim Turkey, becoming only the second Roman Catholic Pontiff ever to enter a mosque. (REUTERS/Anatolian News Agency)

Let’s hope the Pope prayed for his own hide after pulling that one off! Osama is tossing in his cave bed!

Meanwhile, outside…
The pope rides the Stars and Stripes in a protest in Turkey .

Demonstrators attend a protest against Pope Benedict XVI as they hold potraits of him (L), Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (R) and founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (C top) in Istanbul, November 30, 2006. The banner in the foreground reads ‘Pope take your Tayyip and go home.’ The banner at the background reads ‘Ataturk’s youth on duty.’ (REUTERS/Anatolian News Agency/Riza Ozel)

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