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Turkey's declining Christian population

A century ago Christians made up 20% of Turkey's population, the figure is now just 0.2%.

Pope Francis is visiting the country and will meet with political and religious leaders, including the head of the Orthodox Church.

Istanbul, under its old name of Constantinople, was once a city of significance for the Christian faith, but Turkey's population now has a very large Muslim majority.

Mark Lowen reports from Istanbul.

  • 28 Nov 2014
  • From the section Europe
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