Pope Francis Meets Patriarch Kirill in Cuba

The Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow (Russia) has not met with the Pope since 1054 A.D. …until February 12, 2016. The two religious leaders met in the airport at Havana as the Pope travelled to Mexico for an apostolic visit. They issued a joint declaration of thirty paragraphs clearly expressing their desire for unity, peace, and […]

Ecumenical Blessing and Signing of the Common Declaration by Pope Francis & Patriarch Bartholomew I

  Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Turkey (28-30 November 2014)   Istanbul Sunday, 30 November 2014 [Multimedia]   We, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, express our profound gratitude to God for the gift of this new encounter enabling us, in the presence of the members of the Holy Synod, the clergy […]

Cambridge Scholar Argues Liturgy’s Relevance

In an era where religious experiences often take place at venues and where concerts have replaced ritual, Rowan Williams, the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, came to Fordham University Church to make an argument for the relevance of the liturgy in today’s world. Archbishop Williams made his case in a lecture, “Liturgical Humanism: Orthodoxy and the […]

Pope Francis Recieves Archbishop of Canterbury

THE POPE RECEIVES THE PRIMATE OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH: GREAT SAINTS, TEACHERS AND COMMUNITIES DEMONSTRATE OUR COMMON ROOTS Vatican City, 16 June 2014 (VIS) – The awareness that the objective of unity may seem distant, but is always the aim of the path of ecumenism and common concern for the ills of humanity, especially human […]