» 01/29/2008, 00.00
Divided in Ravenna, Russian and Estonian Orthodox to talk
Bartholomew I is promoting a meeting between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Church of Estonia. Last October the Russians quit the Ravenna meeting because of the presence of Estonian representatives. In concluding the prayer for Christian unity, the ecumenical patriarch expressed his desire to see the process of unification speed up, stressing how ‘historical’ was the joint declaration made by Catholics and Orthodox in Ravenna. He also talks about spreading the Gospel in Hong Kong.
Moscow patriarchate abandons work for preparation of pan-Orthodox synod
Withdrawal motivated by the presence of the Estonian Church. Strong ecumenical characterisation around the awarding of the Klauss Hemerle prize to Bartholomew, around whom calls for a Nobel nomination are intensifying.
Progress in dialogue with Catholics, says Ecumenical Patriarchate
Metropolitan Ioannis, co-chairman of the joint commission, talks to AsiaNews about the importance of the discussion with regard to the Pope’s role in the Church. The row caused by the Moscow Patriarchate is an “expression of authoritarianism” so that the Russians are isolated once again.
The Turkish government now recognises us officially, says Bartholomew I
Coming on the eve of the feast day of Saint Andrew the Apostle, the return of the Buyukada orphanage is extremely significant for Orthodox Christians and marks an important moment for Turkish Christians. A Vatican delegation led by Card Kurt Koch attends the celebrations.
01/12/2006 VATICAN TURKEY
Pope back from Turkey pleased with progress in dialogue
The prayer in the Blue Mosque shows respect for Islam and should improve the situation of Christians living in Muslim countries. Reactions in the ecumenical Patriarchate to the visit are positive in terms of long-term ecumenism.
11/02/2013 TURKEY - VATICAN
Ecumenical patriarch expresses sadness over pope's resignation, gratitude towards Benedict XVI's witness
Bartholomew I highlights Pope Ratzinger's important theological and patristic culture as well as his modernity. His contribution to ecumenism with Orthodox was fundamental. Patriarch prays for a worthy successor.
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