On the brink of another Great Schism

Miodrag Lazarevic , Serbia - 19/5/17 In 1054 occurred the event which literally divided the world into Before and After. The Great Schism resulted in the separation of the Christianity into Roman Catholic Church with its center in Rome, and the Eastern Orthodox Church centered in Constantinople. The split that still finds no resolution is one of ...

For the first time since the Great Schism, ecumenical patriarch to attend pope’s inaugural Mass

15/3/13 The metropolitans of Argentina and Italy will accompany Bartholomew. Moscow Patriarchate hopes in closer cooperation with Rome but excludes for now a meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill. Istanbul (AsiaNews) - The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I will attend Pope Francis's inaugural Mass. The Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Office informed AsiaNews about the decision, noting that this ...

Vatican lights Christmas tree from Ukraine

17/12/2011 VATICAN CITY The Vatican on Friday lit its traditional St. Peter’s Square Christmas tree, which, this year, came as a gift from Ukraine. Hundreds of bulbs glowed among the 2,500 silver-and gold-coloured baubles decorating the tree — a spruce from Ukraine’s southwestern Zakarpattia region. The lighting ceremony was presided over by a delegation of Ukrainian Catholic and ...

Catholic relics given to Orthodox begin river cruise to Moscow

14/9/2010 Volgograd, Russia, Sep 14, 2010 / 12:59 am (CNA).- A “chapel boat” containing relics of eight saints has begun a cruise along the Volga River. The relics are a gift from the Catholic Church to the Russian Orthodox Church and could have a deeply symbolic impact, one expert says. The relics are from Sts. John the ...