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Bartholomew Holds Warm Meeting with Pope Franciscus

Frag_BartholThe meeting between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has ended. In a meeting between the Pontiff and the leaders of other Christian denominations and religions, the Primate of the Throne of St. Andrew read out his salutation to Pope Vergilius, on behalf of all other orthodox Primates who attended the Vatican.

According to information, in a private meeting, the Ecumenical Patriarch invited the Argentine Pontiff to visit Fener (the official invitation will be sent to the Vatican through the statutory diplomatic way), while he also proposed to visit together Jerusalem honoring the fifty years since Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras’s met with Pope Pius the sixth, in January 1964. The Pontiff accepted both invitations immediately with great pleasure.

Meanwhile, the two Fathers are going to  develop joint actions for the protection of the environment. After Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s proposal, they agreed to launch together in 2015, an exhibition dedicated to the Athos Holy Mountain, which will be hosted at the presidential palace Kyrinalio in Rome.

Pope Francis also noted that people must avoid signs of the apocalypse, of hostility, jealousy and pride. In the end, The Pope received greetings from several representatives of 132 countries and many international organizations.

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