Posts Tagged ‘Patriarch Bartholomew’

Russian Orthodox-Catholic church unity unlikely

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

The prospect of Russian Orthodox-Catholic church unification is unlikely says Russian Orthodox head of foreign relations. This is despite ongoing talks since 2013 between Pope Francis and the spiritual head of the Orthodox Church, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. Although the two church leaders agree on many issues, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk says there are some Read more

Care for Creation: joint message of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew

Monday, September 4th, 2017

The story of creation presents us with a panoramic view of the world. Scripture reveals that, “in the beginning”, God intended humanity to cooperate in the preservation and protection of the natural environment. At first, as we read in Genesis, “no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the Read more

Pope designates World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Pope Francis has designated September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Pope Francis said he was instituting the prayer day for Catholics because he shares the concern of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, who initiated a similar prayer day for the Orthodox Church in 1989. The day of prayer, Read more