Pope's visit to Virgin Mary's house in Turkey?

Pope Benedict XVI's visited Turkey, he visited ruins of a small stone home at the end of a dirt road near the Aegean Sea coast -- the site where the Virgin Mary is thought to have spent her last years, Any idea what's Virgin Mary doing in Turkey, Was she following Jesus on his journey as claimed in following

http://www.tombofjesusu.com

http://www.tombofjesus.com/JesusRoute.htm

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  • 1 decade ago
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    John 19:26-27 states:

    When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son." Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother." And from that hour the disciple (John) took her into his home.

    The minutes of the Ecumenical Council of Ephesus in 431 A.D. indicate that four or six years after the death and resurrection of Jesus, John and the Virgin Mary came together to Ephesus, and for a short time stayed in the building, a section of which is now under Church of the Virgin Mary today.

    Later John moved the Virgin Mary to a house he had prepared for her on Bulbul Dagı (Bulbul Hill). She lived there until the end of her earthly life.

    With love in Christ.

  • Rachel
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    After a long thought of an appropriate answer, i decided to let a happy madison quote effective voice my thoughts: "Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul." in conclusion: Catholics do not pray to idols, nor do they worship Mary. Where does the bible insruct to ask others to pray for you? The Pope is not given divine status. The bible gives the Pope power and credibility, see Matthew 16:18. don't try the petros/petra rebuttal,there was no difference in Koine Greek. indulgences? you are aware this is 2008 right? purgatory has nothing to do with babies, it's purification before Heaven. you're thinking(if you can call it that) of limbo again, people are not praying to the statue any more than you're praying to a picture. simple answer is catholics don't worship idols. They do remember salvation comes from Christ, except they believe they should also actively work to do good in Christ's name instead of sitting on the computer making half-baked claims about other Christians.

  • Shossi
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    This is at Ephesus, in Turkey. This was one of the largest early Christan communities, with Paul spending much time there. It is said, that James, took his mother, Mary, there to live after Jesus died.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Gospel tells us That John took Mary to his home and looked after Her, and their is a strong tradition that says the Angels took this humble home and brought it to Ephesus in Turkey.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Good grief! Look out for people selling ski resorts in Florida. If you believe that nonsense, you'll buy anything.

  • djm749
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Religious tradition and truth are always the say

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    She was visiting the bloke she was shagging behind Joe's back to tell him she was up the duff and that Joe believes her crock of sh*t about an immaculate conception. Oh how they laughed at his naivety !!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    She was perhaps trying to locate her first lover Gabriel.

    The young man that was the biological father of her first son.

    Source(s): Middle eastern tales and legends.
  • 1 decade ago

    ok..............

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