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TURKEY – VATICAN
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Relations with Catholics and ecology are our priorities, says Bartholomew I
The emotions generated by the address he gave to the Synod of Bishops last month are still fresh in the Ecumenical Patriarch’s mind. Currently, he is working on an international symposium in Africa for next year to save “creation”.
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.
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.
19/03/2009 VATICAN - AFRICA
Pope: faith holds answer to those who want to impose the "reign of money"
On the feast of Saint Joseph, Benedict XVI tells fathers and mothers to look to the saint as an example of trust. In Cameroon, the presentation of the working document for the Synod for Africa. In a cordial meeting with Muslims, the pope again talks about faith and reason. "God loves you," he tells children who have been abused and forced to become soldiers.
30/11/2005 VATICAN ECUMENISM
Pope tells Orthodox he would have liked to have celebrated St Andrew with them
In a message on the occasion of the feast day of the Orthodox Church's Patron Saint, the Pontiff expresses his hope for an "even deeper communion", which will allow us to "celebrate together the Eucharist".
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