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Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I wave to the faithful in Istanbul (AP)

Francis meets refugees after issuing joint declaration with Patriarch Bartholomew

Pope Francis with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in Istanbul today (AP)

Pope asks Patriarch to ‘bless me and the Church of Rome’

Francis stands next to the Grand Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, right, at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul (AP)

Francis’s prayer in Blue Mosque recalls Benedict XVI’s famous gesture in 2006

Pope Francis with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (PA)

Pope Francis to visit Blue Mosque in Istanbul

'None of the doctrine was watered down to make it simpler' (CNS)

From the moment we approached the Church as a newly engaged couple Lida felt its warm embrace

Pope John XXIII was canonised on Divine Mercy Sunday of this year (PA)

The affection between Saint John and the Turks remains today

Event will mark 25th anniversary of historic meeting led by John Paul II