The Purpose of the Meeting Between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Jerusalem

On Sunday, May 25. 2014, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis will meet at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher to commemorate a meeting in the Holy Land fifty years ago by their revered predecessors, Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI.
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What Divides Us

In his 1985 encyclical, “Slavorum Apostoli,” Pope John Paul II wrote that all Christians should have an appreciation of the wide variety of traditions in the church, especially with regard to the two great Eastern and Western streams of Christianity.
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A Century of Catholic-Orthodox Relations

Since the earliest days of the church, followers of Jesus Christ have been divided as to how to interpret and practice his teachings.
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Relations between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church

The origins of the international Orthodox-Catholic dialogue can be traced back to the warming of relations that took place between the two churches in the 1960s.
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Orthodox Church Highlights Synodality, the Holy Spirit Creating Community

In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera published March 5, Pope Francis was asked about the significance of the meeting he was planning to have with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in the Holy Land in late May. In his response, the pope said that, "Orthodox theology is very rich. And I believe that they have great theologians at this moment. Their vision of the Church and of synodality is marvelous." What did the pope mean by this?
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