Francis may become first pope to visit Rome mosque

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Muslims take part in the first Friday prayers of the Holy month of Ramadan in Rome's mosque on September 5, 2008. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Chris Helgren
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-POPE-MOQUE, originally transmitted on Jan. 20, 2016.

Muslims take part in the first Friday prayers of the Holy month of Ramadan in Rome's mosque on September 5, 2008. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Chris Helgren *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-POPE-MOQUE, originally transmitted on Jan. 20, 2016.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis is studying an invitation received several days after his first visit to the city’s Great Synagogue.