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Historic Orthodox decision, migrant communities to have their own bishops’ conferences
The first preparatory meeting of the Pan-Orthodox Synod makes the decision. In doing so the close correlation of the Christian message to the ethnic origin of believers has been surmounted; until recently the issue created difficulties and was often misunderstood and exploited. The decision of the Moscow Patriarch to make his first foreign trip to Constantinople is a significant step.
Patriarch Bartholomew I optimistic about Abdullah Gül and AKP’s victory
Orthodox head comments positively election of new president at the end of annual synod. He announces new conference on the environment and initiatives to promote ecumenism with Catholics.
Bartholomew I: may Kirill's election foster common journey of Orthodox Churches
The Ecumenical Patriarchate now expects an acceleration in the common journey toward the long-awaited grand pan-Orthodox synod.
05/07/2008 TURKEY - RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Bartholomew I at celebrations for the 1020 years of Christianity in Kiev
The decision has an ecumenical flavour. It is intended to create an occasion for dialogue among the three communities: Greek Catholic, Ukrainian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox. But there is murmuring against Constantinople in Moscow.
Kyrill in Constantinople, a turning point important also for the dialogue with Rome
The new Patriarch of Moscow and the Ecumenical Patriarch agree that the pan-Orthodox meeting in October consolidated the path towards Orthodox unity. Only a united Church can meet the challenges of today’s world.
06/03/2008 VATICAN – ORTHODOX
Orthodox and Catholics together to respond to the world’s challenges, says Bartholomew I
The ecumenical patriarch delivers a masterful inaugural lecture for the 90th anniversary of the Pontifical Oriental Institute. Metropolitan of Pergamon Ioannis Zizioulas talks about the isolation of the Russian Orthodox Church who, in name of tradition, finds itself unable to face the modern world.
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