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Pope Francis greets Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch Abune Mathias Feb. 29, 2016.

Pope Francis asks for prayer for persecuted Christians in Ethiopia

Pope Francis Sunday asked for prayer for persecuted Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia, who have been targeted in ongoing ethnic clashes... Read more

Pope Francis greets Abune Mathias, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, at the Vatican, Feb. 29, 2016.

Pope to Oriental Orthodox leader: Ecumenism of martyrs calls us to unity

Today's martyrs have become “the seed of Christian unity,” Pope Francis said Monday during an audience with the leader of... Read more