Category: Ecumenical Patriarchate

Ecumenical Patriarchate

2014 Thronal Feast: Visit of Pope Francis to the Phanar

Pope Francis was enthusiastically greeted with the ringing of church bells upon arrival at the Ecumenical Patriarchate today on the occasion of the celebration of St. Andrew the Apostle, patron saint of the Church of Constantinople, the Byzantine name for present-day Istanbul.

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Meeting between Chalcedonian and Non-Chalcedonian Churches

From November 24-25, 2014, a working group of official delegates met with the blessing of His All-Holiness in order to establish a course of action for the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Chalcedonian and Non-Chalcedonian Orthodox Churches.

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Interfaith Meeting and Declaration in Vienna

This is the first time religious leaders representing so many different religions from a crisis region have come together as one to denounce oppression, marginalization, persecution and killing of people in the name of religion.

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JOINT INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE THEOLOGICAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

The thirteenth meeting of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church was held from 15 to 23 September 2014 in Amman, Jordan, a city with a long history related to the roots of Christianity. The meeting was generously and fraternally hosted by His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem.

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Statement by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch on the Present Violence in Iraq

The recent wave of violence against innocent families and children in Iraq has rendered the world shocked and horrified. We will not remain indifferent or silent before such irrational persecution, cultural intolerance and appalling loss of life, especially when it is caused by religious hatred and racial hostility.