Too early to confirm 2025 Nicaea gathering says Vatican

A Vatican spokesman says it is too early to confirm an ecumenical gathering in Nicaea that has reportedly been agreed for 2025.

It had been widely reported  that Patriarch Bartholomew I and Pope Francis had agreed on the gathering to mark 1700 years since the First Council of Nicaea.

This was what Patriarch Bartholomew told Asia News following his meeting with the Pope in Jerusalem.

But Vatican spokesman Fr Thomas Rosica said no formal announcement or convocation of this event has come from the Vatican.

“It is very early to jump to conclusions,” he said.

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