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Russia’s Orthodox Church Rules Out Union with Catholic Church

Russia's Orthodox Church dismissed talk of union between Orthodox and Catholic Churches but it confirmed earlier in the week that a meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis is possible. Bishop Hilarion, the Chairman of...

Pope Sends Video Message Ahead of Visit to Cyprus and Greece

Just a few days ahead of his apostolic journey to Cyprus and Greece, Pope Francis sent a video message expressing his joy in visiting the countries "as a pilgrim to your magnificent lands blessed by history, culture, and the...

Infographic: Visits of Ecumenical Patriarchs to Rome and Popes to Constantinople

As Pope Francis is paying a visit to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Phanar here is a timeline of the official meetings of the Primates of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches throughout the centuries, as released by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. There...

Pope Francis to Visit Ecumenical Patriarchate; Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will welcome Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul on November 29 and 30, 2014.

The ‘Mosaic’ of Holy Land’s Christian Communities

By Pat McCarthy* and Dan Woodin** BETHLEHEM/JERUSALEM (ANS) -- A snapshot of the Holy Land's Christian population was revealed after Pope Francis' and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's joint visit to Jordan and the West Bank last spring. It is fascinating to note that Christians...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Meets Israeli, Palestinian Presidents

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, currently on a visit to the Holy Lands, on Tuesday had meetings with the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships. During the Patriarch's visit, Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced their decision to visit the...

The Moment Pope Francis Kissed the Hand of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (Video)

In a gesture of utmost respect, Pope Francis kissed the hand of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I after they prayed together at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, Israel. The two spiritual leaders were on a pilgrimage to the...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis Issue Joint Declaration

  JERUSALEM – His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Holiness Pope Francis crossed a fifty-year milestone today, continuing the legacy of their predecessors Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. In 1964, those leaders broke a silence of centuries...

What Will The Pope and Ecumenical Patriarch Discuss in Their Historic Meeting?

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis will have three historical meetings to honor their predecessors and discuss a variety of world issues on May 25 and 26, 2014 in Israel. This historical dialogue might have a tremendous impact on the two...