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Patriarch Ilia and Pope Francis

Patriarch Ilia welcomes Pope Francis to Georgia at the start of his two day pastoral visit on September 30th and October 1st 2016

Pope's Georgia visit can help promote inter-Church relations

07/10/2016 16:27

Georgia’s ambassador to the Holy See says she believes the Pope’s recent visit to her country can help promote better relations with other Christian Churches

Pope Francis seated in the Svietyskhoveli Patriarchal Cathedral  alongside Georgia's Orthodox  Patriarch, Ilia II.

Pope Francis seated in the Svietyskhoveli Patriarchal Cathedral alongside Georgia's Orthodox Patriarch, Ilia II.

Pope Francis visits Svietyskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta

01/10/2016 14:18

During a visit to the seat of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Pope Francis spoke about Christian identity which, he said, “is maintained when deeply rooted in faith, and also when it is open and ready, never rigid or closed.”

 

 

Tbilisi, the Georgian capital

A view of Tbilisi, the Georgian capital where Pope Francis will arrive for a two day visit from Friday September 30th

Georgia's ambassador on expectations for papal visit

29/09/2016 14:00

As Pope Francis prepares to take off for the Georgian capital Tbilisi on Friday for a two day visit to the majority Orthodox republic, we hear about expectations for the trip from Georgia's ambassador to the Holy See

Catholics and Orthodox in Chieti

Cardinal Kurt Koch co-chairs a plenary session of the Joint International Commission for theological dialogue between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches in Chieti

Catholics, Orthodox sign new document on primacy, synodality

23/09/2016 16:30

Catholic and Orthodox theologians have reached agreement on a new joint  document entitled "Synodality and Primacy During the First Millennium: Towards a Common Understanding in Service to the Unity of the Church"

Archbishop Welby with Patriarch Bartholomew

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during a January 2014 visit of the Anglican leader to the Patriarchate in Istanbul

AB Welby on Bartholomew's legacy of dialogue, reconciliation

20/09/2016 11:08

Hear from the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, Justin Welby, who was among the many religious leaders gathered in Assisi this week for Tuesday's World Day of Prayer for Peace

Pope Francis with Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Hieronymus of Athens

Catholic and Orthodox theologians meet five months after Pope Francis' encounter with Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Hieronymus of Athens on the Greek island of Lesbos

Catholics and Orthodox seek consensus over synodality document

15/09/2016 15:22

Catholic and Orthodox theologians are meeting in the Italian town of Chieti for the 14th plenary session of their international dialogue commission with the hope of publishing a new document on the relationship between synodality and primacy

Enzo Bianchi, prior of Bose

Pope Francis sends greetings to Fr Enzo Bianchi, prior of the Bose community which is hosting an ecumenical conference on Orthodox spirituality

Pope sends greetings to conference on Orthodox spirituality in Bose

08/09/2016 17:24

Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin has sent a telegramme on behalf of Pope Francis to participants at an international ecumenical conference on Orthodox spirituality organised by the Bose community in the north of Italy.