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He attended the Papal inauguration of Pope Francis on 19 March 2013, paving the way for better Catholic–Orthodox relations. It was the first time that the spiritual head of Eastern Orthodox Christians had attended a papal inauguration since the Great Schism in 1054. After, he invited Pope Francis to travel with him to the Holy Land in 2014 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the embrace between Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI. Pope Francis was also invited to the Patriarchate for the feast day of Saint Andrew (30 November).
originally posted by: The angel of light
Well H.H. Pope Benedict XVI expressed openly and officially that it is not the intention of the Catholic Church to carry out evangelization in Russian Territory, that Catholicism recognize the Russian Orthodox Church as the official and legit continuator of the Apostolic Christian Tradition in that country.
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: The angel of light
Even better, but this change of attitude has not yet filtered down to some of the Catholics who post on ATS. Until that aggressive "You are not in the church unless you accept the Pope's authority" stance disappears, non-Catholics will want to keep at arms length away from the Catholic community.
originally posted by: kenzohattori69
Who among us is strong enough to wage war with the beast? Just another "catholic" deception, deflection, distraction. Call it what you will. Where are they meeting, the Bay of Pigs?