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The Greek Philosophers ‘Hiding’ in Raphael’s School of Athens

Several of the most influential Greek philosophers and thinkers are portrayed in Raphael's masterpiece the School of Athens which adorns the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. Painted between 1509 and 1511, it depicts a congregation of philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists...

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...

EU Accused of “Canceling” Christmas

The European Union was forced to retract a controversial document after the Vatican accused Brussels of trying to cancel Christmas by "banning" certain Christian words. The manual, which is supposed to be used for communications in EU institutions, and which is...

Greek Orthodox Priest: “Pope, You Are A Heretic”

A Greek Orthodox priest decried Pope Francis as "a heretic" during the prelate's visit to Athens on Saturday. The priest shouted in Greek "Pope, you are a heretic" three times as the pope passed a building. Police led the priest...

Pope Francis: Greece Helped Humanity Expand its Horizons

Pope Francis, who began a three-day visit to Greece on Saturday, spoke warmly about the hosting nation and its contribution to humanity at a ceremony held in the Presidential Mansion in Athens. Addressing Greece's President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis,...

Pope Calls for Conciliation Between Catholic, Orthodox Churches

Pope Francis, who is visiting Cyprus on Friday spoke of reconciliation between the Catholic and the Orthodox Church during his visit with Archbishop Chrysostomos and the Holy Synod in Nicosia. “It is my heartfelt hope that there will be increased opportunities...

Cyprus Rolls Out Red Carpet for Pope Francis

Cyprus welcomed Pope Francis on Thursday, on his second visit to the Mediterranean island, in what is dubbed by the Vatican as an “Apostolic journey.” President Nicos Anastasiades stated that the Pope's decision to visit a small island like Cyprus...

Cyprus, Greece Prepare to Welcome Pope Francis on his “Apostolic Journey”

Pope Francis begins a five-day journey to the predominantly Orthodox nations of Cyprus and Greece on Thursday in what is described by the Vatican as an "Apostolic visit." The Vatican says that Francis will visit "as a pilgrim" and that...

Pope Francis to Visit Cyprus and Greece December 2-6

The Vatican announced on Friday that Pope Francis will travel to Cyprus and Greece between December 2-6. The pontiff will travel to Nicosia, Athens and the island of Lesvos, it said. According to the Holy See Press Office, the Pope...

Pope Francis Plans to Visit Greece in November

Pope Francis, who is recovering from intestinal surgery that he underwent this month, has accepted an invitation to visit Greece in November.