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Pope Francis meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Vatican on Oct. 4, 2021.

Pope to Orthodox patriarch: ‘Bonds of faith, hope and charity’ unite two churches

Nov 30, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

On the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, Pope Francis sent a message to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople. Read more

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s unicameral legislative body, located in Kiev.

Ukraine Parliament advances bill seen to ban Russia-linked Orthodox church from country

Oct 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The law is widely seen as targeting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC). Read more

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, on Oct. 20, 2023.

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem mourns 18 dead in Gaza Christian Church bombing

Oct 23, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

“War and bombs have never solved problems; on the contrary, they always create new ones,” Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa said. Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, in Rome on Oct. 23, 2019.

Vatican cardinal supports common Easter date for Catholics, Orthodox

Mar 12, 2021

The president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, has supported a suggestion that Catholics and Orthodox... Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, in Rome on Oct. 23, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican cardinal congratulates new Serbian Orthodox patriarch on election

Feb 19, 2021

A Vatican cardinal on Friday congratulated the new leader of the Serbian Orthodox Church on his election and said he... Read more

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I in Greece, April 16, 2016.

Pope Francis calls for unity with Orthodox Churches

Nov 30, 2018

On the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, Pope Francis told the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople that while the Holy... Read more

Onufriy, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) was elected to his post Aug. 13, 2014.

New Ukrainian Orthodox head to face questions of independence

Aug 19, 2014

By Sofia Kochmar

The newly elected head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate must decide whether that Church can be independent... Read more