May 27, 2014: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Meets with Israeli and Palestinian Leadership before departing Holy Land

We were delighted that both President Peres and President Abbas accepted the invitation of our brother, Pope Francis, to visit the Vatican in order to reflect on a peace initiative. We assure you that our wholehearted prayers will accompany them in their travels and their deliberations.

May 26, 2014: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Concludes Meetings With Pope Francis In Jerusalem

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 conclusion of an historical pilgrimage and fraternal encounter.

May 25, 2014: 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.”

May 25, 2014: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew And Pope Francis Issue Joint Declaration

Our meeting, another encounter of the Bishops of the Churches of Rome and Constantinople founded respectively by the two Brothers the Apostles Peter and Andrew, is a source of profound spiritual joy for us. It presents a providential occasion to reflect on the depth and the authenticity of our existing bonds, themselves the fruit of a grace-filled journey on which the Lord has guided us since that blessed day of fifty years ago.

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.

May 23, 2014: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Arrives in Israel to Meet with Pope Francis in Jerusalem on May 25, 2014

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.

Common statement of the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops in France and the Conference of Catholic Bishops in France.

The common statement signed between the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops in France and the Conference of Catholic Bishops in France.

Allocution Du Metropolite Emmanuel, De France

En 1964, il y a cinquante ans, à Jérusalem, se retrouvaient pour la première fois depuis des siècles de séparation, un Pape de Rome et un Patriarche Œcuménique de Constantinople. Paul VI et Athénagoras étaient animés d’une conscience particulièrement vive qu’il était de leur devoir de faire de deux réalités ecclésiales, une seule expérience du Corps du Christ. Car comme le déclare le Saint Apôtre Paul dans son Epître aux Ephésiens : « Il y a un seul corps et un seul Esprit, de même que votre vocation vous a appelé à une seule espérance ; un seul Seigneur, une seule foi, un seul baptême ; un seul Dieu et Père de tous, qui règne sur tous, agit par tous, et demeure en tous » (Eph 4,4-6).

A Joint Letter by Metropolitan Methodios of Boston and Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley

Joint letter of Metropolitan Methodios of Boston and Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley on the Meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Jerusalem

EWTN Network to Broadcast Live Ecumenical Celebration of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis in Jerusalem

EWTC will broadcast the Ecumenical Celebration with Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew LIVE from the Holy Sepulcher in English, Spanish, German and French.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Decries Violence in Advance of Meeting with Pope Francis in Jerusalem

We are horrified that our world still experiences such horrific and disgraceful acts of religious violence. Every form of violence in the name of religion is violence against religion itself.

Reflections by Metropolitan Kallistos at Villanova University

Let Us Embrace Each Other: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Meeting Between Pope Paul Vi & Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras in Jerusalem with Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, June 28 - June 29, 2014 at Villanova University. Presented by St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Gradyville, PA

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA and USCCB issue Joint Statement

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Archbishop Demetrios, primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America and chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, issued a joint statement on May 15 celebrating the meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis.

Ecumenical Patriarchate Announces Official Delegation for Meeting with Pope Francis in Jerusalem May 25, 2014

The Ecumenical Patriarchate today released a list of persons accompanying Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox faithful worldwide, on his pilgrimage to meet Pope Francis in Jerusalem. The trip commemorates the 1964 meeting of their predecessors; Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I.