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Together with pope, ecumenical patriarch addresses synod for first time ever
Bartholomew calls it "historic." The remarks of both demonstrate effort toward unity: "if we have the same fathers, how can we not be brothers?"
Bartholomew invited by the pope to participate in the synod of bishops
In the "spirit of Ravenna", the ecumenical patriarch will take part in the meeting of the world's Catholic bishops, scheduled to take place in October on the theme "The word of God in the life and mission of the Church".
19/10/2008 VATICAN - ORTHODOXY
Bartholomew: speaking at the synod, "a unique event of extraordinary importance"
The satisfaction of the ecumenical patriarch, who yesterday reiterated the importance of the conclusions of the meeting in Ravenna between Catholics and Orthodox, at which it was affirmed that the interdependence of primacy and collegiality characterizes all levels of the Church's life, local, regional, and universal.
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.
Synod: speech by chief rabbi of Haifa still raising discussion
Israeli newspapers highlight his presence in front of the bishops of the whole world, and emphasize his words about Ahmadinejad and Pius XII. The fathers today expressed their appreciation for his remarks about the role of the Scriptures in the life of the Jewish people.
Final message of synod on the Word of God
The assembly of bishops concludes its work, presenting the final message. "Our faith is not only centered on a book, but on a history of salvation and a person, Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh." The text unfolds in four sections: from God's relationship with man as creator to the invitation of Jesus to the Church: "Go and make disciples of all nations."
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