Cassino – Jerusalem: Day 80 Konia

Departure: Bosna Hersek (Turkey) – 10:19 am
Arrival: Konia
Weather: Snow/Sunny
Distance of the day: 18,20 Km
Progressive km: 2340,7

Moving Time: 3h 13m
Elevation gain:  84 mt

Even the one with the long white beard, the one who looks so wise, if he breaks a single heart, why bother going to Mecca?
If he has no compassion, what’s the point?
(Yunus Emre)

[…] Saint Paul’s Church in the city centre of Konya is the last Christian worship place left in a megalopolis of over two million people. This is very unusual in an area where, as history reports, authoritative apostles such as Paul and Barnabas preached as early in the first century AD. The fraternity of the Risen Jesus is the only Christian community hosted in the territory of the city that was once called Iconio, and thanks to the two Italian nuns Sister Serena and Sister Isabella, the centuries-old Christian tradition is kept active. I believe that even in an almost entirely Muslim state it is of fundamental importance for the growth of believers themselves and Islamic institutions to preserve the presence of other doctrines in the territory. The possibility of comparison is a treasure for everyone, which provides opportunities to learn perspectives and models different from one’s own. […]




The story of day 80 continues in the book




Gpx Track Day 80

Total distance: 11.48 mi
Max elevation: 3681 ft
Min elevation: 3314 ft
Total climbing: 431 ft
Total descent: -665 ft
Average speed: 1.61 m/s
Total time: 05:36:54

Photo and Video contents of Day 80 available on the e-book

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