First Things - The Pope and the Patriarch: Pilgrims in Hope

On Sunday Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will join one another in their pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Fifty years after the historical meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI, this new meeting aims to do more than commemorate the past. Both leaders wish to provide fresh impetus to the journey toward unity between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox churches by offering up the symbol of a joint pilgrimage to the city of peace....

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