Pope Benedict spoke about his journey to Turkey during today's General Audience. Responding to the talk about his bowing his head in prayer in the Blue Mosque, he said he was then praying to the “one Lord of heaven and earth, merciful father of all mankind”. The Pope prayed that God may "make this apostolic journey fruitful and animate across the world the Church’s mission to announce to all nations the Gospel of truth, peace and love."
According to Asia News, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I also spoke about the Pope's journey in a speech delivered last Sunday, saying:
"“We are sure that the voyage of the Holy Father to the Ecumenical Patriarchate will bear fruits for dialogue between Christian churches, especially between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, and more generally to inter-religious dialogue. This real improvement in our ties will contribute to peace on our planet.”