Pope to celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Square with Patriarch of Constantinople in attendance


On Tuesday, June 29, Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, the Pope will celebrate the Eucharist at 6 p.m. in St. Peter's Square, with Bartholomew I, ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople in attendance.


The celebration will take place 40 years after the historic embrace of Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Atenagoras I in Jerusalem in January of 1964.


John Paul II and Bartholomew I will deliver a homily and pray the profession of faith together.


The Holy Father will concelebrate with newly-appointed metropolitan archbishops upon whom he will impose the pallium.


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