Catholic News Service - Pope, Patriarch Pray for Unity

Pope Francis met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, commemorating the 50th anniversary of their predecessors' meeting, May 25.

May 26, 2014 - Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Concludes Meetings with Pope Francis in Jerusalem

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met today with Pope Francis on the Mount of Olives. At the site known as Viri Galilaei (Acts 1.11), the Patriarch and the Pontiff met for the third and final time during their joint pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land. It marked the...

May 26, 2014 - Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew plants a tree at the Grove of Nations in Jerusalem

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, at the invitation of the Government of Israel, planted an olive tree at the Grove of Nations on Mt. Herzel in Jerusalem. The invitation to plant a tree here is restricted to Presidents and Prime Ministers and the highest level official guests. Today's...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis Pray Together at Holy Sepulcher

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Holiness Pope Francis celebrated a fifty-year milestone today, continuing the legacy of their predecessors Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. Meeting at the Apostolic Delegation in the Old City of Jerusalem, the worldwide...

Homily by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Joint Prayer Service (Holy Sepulcher, May 25, 2014)

It is with awe, emotion and respect that we stand before “the place where the Lord lay,” the life-giving tomb from which life emerged. And we offer glory to the all-merciful God, who rendered us, His unworthy servants, worthy of this supreme blessing to become pilgrims in the place where the...

May 25, 2014 - Divine Liturgy at the Holy Sepulcher

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III co-celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Katholikon of the Holy Sepulcher on May 25, 2014.

May 24, 2014 - Remarks by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Welcome Dinner in Jerusalem

Remarks by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the welcome dinner for the Apostolic Pilgrimage on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

May 24, 2014 - Remarks by Archbishop Demetrios at the Welcome Dinner in Jerusalem

Remarks by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios at the welcome dinner for the Apostolic Pilgrimage on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

May 24, 2014: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew In Bethlehem

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox faithful worldwide, who is in Israel to meet with Pope Francis, today visited Bethlehem to venerate the sacred site of Christ' s Birth and pray with its shrinking Christian population.

1964 Meeting Audio with Photo Montage

An audio recording from the 1964 meeting of Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras with a photo montage from this historic event.

The Meeting of Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras in Jerusalem - January 5-6, 1964

A small collection of video clips from the historic meeting of Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras in Jerusalem - January 5-6, 1964. 

Father Alexander Karloutsos Extended Interview

Interview with Fr. Alex Karloutsos on PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly on the meeting between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Jerusalem. The Holy Land meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew should “reaffirm our commitment to the dialogue of love, to...

Greeting of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Reception by His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem (23 May, 2014)

Τόν ἐπίκαιρον τοῦτον χαρμόσυνον χαιρετισμόν, ἐν ὀνόματι τοῦ Ἀναστάντος Κυρίου καί Θεοῦ καί Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ἀπευθύνομεν ὡς Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, Νέας Ρώμης καί Οἰκουμενικός Πατριάρχης πρός Ὑμᾶς, τόν Μακαριώτατον Πατριάρχην τῆς Πόλεως τῶν Ἱεροσολύμων, τῆς Ἁγίας Σιών,...

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits the Holy Sepulcher

On May 23, 2014, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III venerate the stone where Christ's body was prepared for burial and venerate the tomb of Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

May 23, 2014: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Arrives in Israel to Meet with Pope Francis

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox Christian faithful worldwide, arrived in Israel today in order to meet with Pope Francis on May 25 and 26, 2014 in the Holy City of Jerusalem.

Apostolic Pilgrimage: What will the Pope and Patriarch Discuss?

His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France discusses the upcoming Apostolic Pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

Archbishop Kurtz Discusses the Apostolic Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, explains the history behind the upcoming trip in Jerusalem between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and discusses the issue of Christian suffering in the...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Discusses the Call for Fraternal Cooperation in a Suffering World

His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, explains the history of the 1964 encounter in the Holy Land between the two brother Bishops, Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. As the successors to this historic meeting, Pope Francis...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Explains the Purpose of the Meeting in Jersualem

His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, discusses the 1964 encounter in the Holy Land between Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras; and the symbolic confirmation of the ongoing commitment to the path of reconciliation between the...

Archbishop Demetrios Discusses the Upcoming Meeting in Jerusalem

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America explains the historic significance of the meeting in Jerusalem, May 24-26, between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.