On occasion of fiftieth anniversary of Turkey-Vatican Relations of Diplomacy, there was a Sema Ceremony (Whirling Dervish Ceremony) organized at Cancelleria Palace where Surat Al- Ikhlas was recited from the Holy Qur’an.
The Semazens (whirling dervish) from Konya Turkish Sufi Music Community performed their ceremony before an audience of 400 that includes cardinals, bishops and diplomatic representatives of several Countries in Vatican and recited Surat Al-Ikhlas in the end.
(112) Surat Al-Ikhlas (4 verses)
In the name of Allah, All-Merciful, Most Merciful
112/1 Say: ‘He is Allah, Absolute Oneness,
112/2 Allah, the Everlasting Sustainer of all.
112/3 He has not given birth and was not born.
112/4 And no one is comparable to Him.’