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Pope Francis and the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church May 5, 2019.

Pope Francis: Catholics and Orthodox are united by 'ecumenism of blood'

May 5, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In Bulgaria Sunday, Pope Francis said Catholics and Orthodox are united by the blood of the martyrs and the Christians... Read more

Central Africans gathered in Bangui to greet Pope Francis, Nov. 29, 2015.

Christians can find unity in suffering, Pope Francis tells Evangelicals in CAR

Nov 29, 2015

The path to Christian unity includes shared suffering, Pope Francis told the Central African Republic’s evangelical Christian communities on Sunday,... Read more

Icon of the 21 Martyrs of Libya. Image courtesy of Tony Rezk, via

Martyrdom serves Christian unity, Pope Francis tells Coptic Orthodox patriarch

May 11, 2015

By Ann Schneible

In a message sent Sunday to the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Francis said advances toward reconciliation are... Read more