Next Will Pope Francis Meet With Patriarch Kirill?

Pope Francis has sent a "personal message" to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, inviting him to meet and indicating that "he is willing to meet at any place."Apparently, Pope Francis sent the message while on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where he embraced the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I.  AsiaNews reports that the the message was delivered by Msgr. Massimo Palombella, director of the Pontifical Sistine Chapel Choir, when the choir performed in Moscow on May 27. … [Read more...]

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Pope, Patriarch Plan “Nicaea III”; Do You Remember What Happened at Nicaea I and II?

It was Patriarch Bartholomew who broke the news:  On his return from Jerusalem, where the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople had prayed with Pope Francis at the Holy Sepulchre, the Patriarch revealed plans for a Catholic-Orthodox get-together in Nicaea in 2025.The meeting in Jerusalem of the Roman Catholic pontiff and the leader of the Eastern church was news in itself:   It had been 50 years since the 1964 embrace between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras.  Before that, nine ce … [Read more...]

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