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Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Vatican releases details for Pope Francis' visit to Turkey

Oct 21, 2014

By Elise Harris

In response to an invitation sent by Patriarch Bartolomeo I of Constantinople, Pope Francis will make a three-day trip to... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience on June 25, 2014.

Pope might visit Turkey, Patriarch Bartholomew in November

Sep 9, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis may visit Turkey Nov. 29-30, strengthening the links with the Orthodox Church’s Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and advancing... Read more

Paul Badde in Rome on Feb.12, 2013

Pope's presence at sepulcher a step toward unity, journalist says

May 24, 2014

By Elise Harris

In light of centuries-old property divisions within the Holy Sepulcher, a Vatican journalist who lived in the Holy Land has... Read more

Basilica of the Agony located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane.

Pope's Holy Land visit sparks US call for dialogue

May 22, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Catholic and Eastern Orthodox leaders in the U.S. celebrated the closeness between the two churches, recommitting to continued dialogue as... Read more

Fr. Gabriel Quicke speaks with CNA on May 16, 2014

Vatican official sees 'warming-up' of Catholic-Orthodox relations

May 19, 2014

By Elise Harris

A member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity affirmed the sentiments of many who believe that Catholic-Orthodox relations... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Oct. 13.

Pope Francis announces pilgrimage to Holy Land

Jan 5, 2014

Pope Francis has announced that he will make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land this coming May to mark a... Read more

The Oct. 11, 2012 opening Mass for the Year of Faith.

At Year of Faith opening, Orthodox patriarch hopes for unity

Oct 11, 2012

Orthodox Christianity’s most significant bishop told Pope Benedict XVI that the Year of Faith should spur greater prayer, hope and... Read more

Patriarch of Moscow Kirill I and Archbishop Jozef Michalik (l to r).

Russian Orthodox leader to visit Poland, sign reconciliation statement

Jul 16, 2012

During his Aug. 16-19 visit to Poland, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow plans to join the country's... Read more