Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Ukraine’s Orthodox Church could split the two great Patriarchates of Moscow and Constantinople. Unless they turn to Rome

After 50 years of preparation, the Pan-Orthodox Council has fallen apart at the last minute. Many are blaming Moscow, but that is far too simplistic

Pope Francis sent a message of support ahead of the opening of the Pan-Orthodox Council

Patriarch Bartholomew urges fellow leaders to attend Pan-Orthodox Council

The scholars said the council is ‘an opportunity to commence a new phase of Orthodox witness’

Francis believes the moment is ‘supremely important’ for Christian witness, says Bishop Farrell

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A Vatican delegation has travelled to Istanbul on Monday for the feast of St Andrew the Apostle

Israeli and Palestinian presidents embrace in Vatican Gardens during historic ‘invocation for peace’

Historic moment comes fifty years after encounter between their predecessors