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Turkish nationalist paper accuses Bartholomew and Benedict XVI
The patriarch is accused of monopolising the event's TV coverage and the Istanbul press room even though the Patriarchate's involvement in this aspect of the visit's organisation is due to a lack of interest by Turkish authorities.
01/12/2006 VATICAN TURKEY
Pope: Church asks only to live in freedom
Before leaving Turkey, Benedict XVI celebrated mass in the Catholic cathedral and once again raised ties with Islam. By our special correspondent.
29/11/2006 VATICAN TURKEY
Benedict XVI meets Bartholomew I, together for full unity
The visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate is the main reason for the Pope's trip to Turkey on the Feast Day of Saint Andrew. A joint statement is expected tomorrow. Istanbul is under tight security.
Pope Francis in Turkey. The ecumenism of martyrdom
The Pope's trip to Turkey is primarily of ecumenical importance, but also to give witness. Christian unity, founded on faith and common witness of the martyrs, urges greater commitment to a world which in theory is united by finance, but in reality is divided and disintegrated from the social point of view. A possible appeal for joint commemoration of Nicea and joint condemnation of the massacre of Christians. Which is also taking place on Turkish borders.
Mgr Franceschini: Turks are missing Pope
The president of the Turkey’s bishops’ conference told how after Ephesus, Benedict XVI “could at last be a religious leader through and through” and how he won people’s hearts. And there were evident signs of communion with the Orthodox Patriarch.
21/07/2008 TURKEY - RUSSIA
Bartholomew I in Kiev: a "victory" over Alexy II?
The celebration of the 1020 years of Christianity in Ukraine risks being overthrown by the nationalistic interests of some Orthodox Churches, including Moscow. Ecumenical patriarch: Constantinople has never had political aims, but only spiritual interests in the growth of evangelization.
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