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The Ecumenical Patriarch and the Pope

It was amazing to see the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople addressing the Pope in Italian.  How crazy would this have been a few decades or centuries ago.

And then, I enjoy that His Holiness thanked his “brother, Andrew.”  Peter and Andrew together.

Oh Lord, that they may be One.

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March 20, 2013 Posted by | Pope Francis | , , , | Leave a comment

His Holiness Francis and leaders of the different back grounds

I was inspired to see that His Holiness had three private audiences today:

The president of Brazil, immediately after having met with the president of Argentina.  Who could imagine a better example of bridge building.

His Holiness Bartholomew I, Patriarch of Constantinople.  We saw their embrace at the kiss of peace yesturday.

Finally Metropolitan Hilarion from the Moscow Patriarchate.  Which I assume means that he was an official delegate from the Patriarch of Moscow… but I could also be wrong!

O Lord, Let there be Thy Holy Peace on earth.

March 20, 2013 Posted by | Pope Francis | , , , , | Leave a comment

His Holiness Francis and His All Holiness Bartholomew I

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His Holiness Francis, shared the kiss of peace with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and His Holiness Catholicos Karekin II. I am hopeful. It’s naive of the world for me to think, overnight, 1000 years will be undone, but I hope and pray.

Also, it’s weird for me to type, “His All Holiness,” but out of respect, there it is.

Also the photo was from the broadcast, I think it was from the Vatican.

March 19, 2013 Posted by | Pope Francis | , , , , | Leave a comment