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Pope Francis visits the Pontifical Oriental Institute

Pope Francis visits the Pontifical Oriental Institute to mark its centenary

Pontifical Oriental Institute: a bridge between East and West

12/10/2017 14:35

With Church leaders from the different Eastern Catholic rites gathered in Rome this week, the rector of the Pontifical Oriental Institute talks about its foundation a hundred years ago and its mission today

Pope Francis signs a common declaration with Coptic Pope Tawadros II

Pope Francis signs a common declaration with Coptic Pope Tawadros II affirming a shared baptism between the two Churches

Pope in Egypt: Catholics and Copts recognise shared baptism

28/04/2017 18:24

In a common declaration, signed by Pope Francis and Coptic Pope Tawadros II in Cairo on Friday, Catholics and Copts declare for the first time that they will recognise each other’s sacrament of baptism

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew outside Jerusalem's Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in May 2014. The Orthodox leader is due to travel to Cairo during the April 28th-29th papal visit

Patriarch Bartholomew expected to join Pope Francis in Cairo

19/04/2017 18:09

Former nuncio to Egypt, Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald looks ahead to Pope Francis' visit to Cairo, where he will be joined by the spiritual leader of the Orthodox world, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, for an international peace conference at al-Azhar university

Pope Francis greets membes of the Oriental Orthodox Churches

Pope Francis greets representatives of the Oriental Orthodox Churches

Pope calls Catholics and Oriental Orthodox to work for peace

27/01/2017 12:16

Wherever there is violence and conflict, Christians are called to work patiently to restore concord and hope. That was Pope Francis’ message on Friday to members of the Joint International Commission for theological dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches.

A military priest leads a field mass for Ukrainian servicemen during an Orthodox Easter service near Donetsk

A military priest leads a field mass for Ukrainian servicemen during an Orthodox Easter service near Donetsk

Ukraine clashes kill three despite Easter armistice

01/05/2016 18:56

Ukraine's central government and separatists say three people have been killed in clashes in eastern Ukraine despite a previously agreed armistice for Orthodox Easter.

Pope Francis greets the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Pope Matthias I

Pope Francis greets the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Pope Matthias I

Pope Francis to Ethiopian Patriarch: Martyrs seed of Christian unity

29/02/2016 10:45

Pope Francis urged world leaders to “promote peaceful coexistence” in the face of “a devastating outbreak of violence against Christians", when he received the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Pope Matthias I.

Abuna Mathias, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

Abuna Mathias, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, will meet with Pope Francis in the Vatican on February 29th

Ethiopia's Orthodox Patriarch to meet with Pope Francis

25/02/2016 10:54

The head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Abuna Mathias I, will be in Rome this weekend for a meeting with Pope Francis on February 29th