The New York Times – A Gentle Patriarch (7 December 1963)

This New York Times article from December 7, 1963 is one of the first reports after Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras invited "the heads of all Christian churches of the East and the West" to a summit in Jerusalem. It provides a brief biography of Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, his motivation for extending the invitation, and the Roman Catholic response.
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New York Times - Pope Replies to Orthodox Patriarch (11 December 1963)

The New York Times reports on Pope Paul VI's letter to Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras concerning a Jerusalem meeting. Though not explicitly stated within, the letter is considered a diplomatic response to the Ecumenical Patriarch's invitation to meet in Jerusalem.
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Religious News Service – Ecumenical Patriarch Confers with Vatican Representative (11 December 1963)

A letter from Pope Paul VI to Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras was delivered by papal envoy to answer the Ecumenical Patriarch's proposal for a meeting of top Christian leaders in Jerusalem in January of 1964.
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Chicago Daily News – Pope Paul Willing to Meet Patriarch (11 December 1963)

Pope Paul VI expresses a willingness to meet Ecumencial Patriarch Athenagoras during his Holy Land Visit in response to Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras' proposal that a Christian meeting be held in the Holy Land.
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Ecumenical Press Service – “Summit Conference” (12 December 1963)

This Ecumenical Press Service piece from December 12, 1963 gives an account of various reactions to Ecumenical Patriarch Anthenagoras' summit proposal. Jurisdictions included are the Vatican, the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America, the Church of Greece, and the Moscow Patriarchate.
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Newspaper Graphic – 'And Lo, the Star ... Went Before Them ...'

A graphic depicting Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras heading to Jerusalem below the hovering star of unity.
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Religious News Service - Ecumenical Patriarch Will Meet Pope Paul (23 December 1963)

This Religious News Service article of December 23, 1963 reports that the meeting between Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras will indeed take place on January 6. It also reports that they will not meet in the setting of a summit of Christian leaders but in private audience.
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The New York Times – Pope Will Meet Patriarch Twice (30 December 1963)

The New York Times explains that the Pope and Ecumenical Patriarch plan to meet twice in Jerusalem. The reciprocal meetings were held at the "house of the Vatican representative in Jerusalem" and then at the "Greek Orthodox monastery in Jerusalem."
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Rev. Dr. Carlyle Adams – Meeting of Pontiff and Patriarch Athenagoras (December 1963)

The Rev. Dr. Carlyle Adams gives a summary of Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox ecumenical affairs, both generally and with each other, during the twentieth century. He provides a historical framework for the Papal/Patriarchal meeting in Jerusalem.
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Chicago Tribune – Pope, Patriarch Confer (6 January 1964)

The Chicago Tribune reports on the first of two meetings between Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. The article explains that the meeting took 29 minutes wherein the two leaders greeted one another.
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Chicago Sun-Times – Pope, Patriarch Meet, Exchange ‘Kiss of Peace’ (6 January 1964)

This partial news clipping accounts the kiss of peace between Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras at their meeting in Jerusalem. It reports that the two leaders' action is the first step on the long, and still progressing, road to unity.
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The New York Times – Pope and Orthodox Leader Meet and Open ‘Door’ (6 January 1964)

The New York Times details the meeting of Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. The meeting is said to have opened the door for dialogue and cooperation, where differences in theology can be worked on.
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National CYO Federation Insert (6 January 1964)

A quote from Pope Paul VI recounting his visit with Ecumenical Patriarch Athendagoras in Jerusalem. Also, "Christ's Prayer at the Last Summer for Unity" is provided.
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Messages between US President Lyndon Johnson and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras (10 January 1964)

Following the historic meeting between Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI in Jerusalem on Jan. 6, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson sent a congratulatory message below to Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, who responded in kind.
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JOINT CATHOLIC-ORTHODOX DECLARATION OF HIS HOLINESS POPE PAUL VI AND THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH ATHENAGORAS I

JOINT CATHOLIC-ORTHODOX DECLARATION OF HIS HOLINESS POPE PAUL VI AND THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH ATHENAGORAS I  December 7, 1965   Following is the text of the...
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Summary of Articles (December 1965)

December 7, 1965 – The mutual excommunications of Pope Leo IX and Patriarch Michael Caerularius, which happened in 1054, are lifted. The following articles report in anticipation of, and after the event. The editorials explain that Metropolitan Meliton of Heliopolis lead the Patriarchal delegation to Rome while Lawrence Cardinal Shehan, Archbishop of Baltimore, led the Roman Catholic delegation to the Phanar. The ceremonies took place simultaneously in Saint Peter's Basilica and Saint George Cathedral in Rome and Istanbul, respectively.
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