Pope Francis revives Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Catholicos Abune Baselios Thomas I


Read Speech by Pope Francis here:

Vatican: His Holiness Pope Francis – Primate of the Roman Catholic Church and Bishop of Rome (sometimes called the Previous Old Orthodox Bishop of Rome)  received  His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem  II – Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St Peter in Anthioch and All East and Catholicos Abune Baselios Thomas I- Maphriyano and Metropolitan Trustee of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India.

About the Roman Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic Church was in communion with the Orthodox Church until the great schism. It is one of the five ancient Orthodox Patriarchates of the Christian world, but sadly fall out of communion from rest of the sister Orthodox Patriarchates over a number of key theological and historical reasons. Orthodox Churches consider Pope as the Bishop of Rome and respect him with Primacy of honor (this can be only cannonically valid once the Roman Catholic Church return back to the original Orthodox communion) but completely reject all additional teaching of Roman Church including Papal infallibility.