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Mar Gewargis III Chosen to Head Assyrian Church of the East
In a message to newly elected Patriarch Mar Gewargis III, Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with Christians in the Middle East suffering persecution. Mar Gewargis III was elected as the Catholicos Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East on September 18th. The Pope sent the message the day before his dep...read more
Articles from section "Ecumenism"
Pope Francis says that despite open questions in ecumenical dialogue, Christians should not resign themselves to a lack of unity and should instead "concentrate on the next step possible." …read more
This morning, Pope Francis received in audience a Delegation of the German Lutheran Evangelical Church. Here is a translation of the Pope’s address to those present. * * * Sisters and …read more
Here below is the Vatican-provided text of the joint declaration signed by Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew this morning in Istanbul: *** COMMON DECLARATION We, Pope Francis …read more
The relationship between the Bishop of Rome, Successor to St. Peter, and the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, successor to St. Andrew, has been a fraternal relationship for the past 50 …read more
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the address given by His Holiness Bartholomew I, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, at the Ecumenical Prayer in the Patriarchal Cathedral …read more