Prayer Service of Thanksgiving at the Holy Sepulcher

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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 heads of the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox Churches signed a Joint Declaration affirming their commitment to and anticipation of full sacramental unity in obedience to the commandment of Jesus Christ that his "disciples may be one."

Omelia di Sua Santità il Patriarca Ecumenico Bartolomeo I Celebrazione ecumenica al Santo Sepolcro 25 Maggio 2014

È con timore, emozione e rispetto che noi ci troviamo davanti al “luogo dove il Signore giacque”, la vivificante tomba dalla quale è emersa la vita. e noi rendiamo gloria a Dio misericordioso, che ha reso degni noi, Suoi indegni servi, della suprema benedizione di farci pellegrini nel luogo in cui si è rivelato il mistero della salvezza del mondo.

Speech by Pope Francis During The Holy Sepulchre Ecumenical Celebration (Jerusalem – 25.05.2014)

In this Basilica, which all Christians regard with the deepest veneration, my pilgrimage in the company of my beloved brother in Christ, His Holiness Bartholomaios, now reaches its culmination. We are making this pilgrimage in the footsteps of our venerable predecessors, Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras, who, with courage and docility to the Holy Spirit, made possible, fifty years ago, in this holy city of Jerusalem, an historic meeting between the Bishop of Rome and the Patriarch of Constantinople.