Pontifical Council


October 29, 2017 News

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 29/10/17 On Monday 10th/23rd October 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III visited His Holiness Pope Francis of Rome at the Vatican. His Beatitude’s entourage on this visit were Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina and Archdeacon Mark. Upon His arrival at the airport […]

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Vatican Continue to Play Double Stand on Child Abuse

February 12, 2016 Featured News

OCP News Service – 11/2/16 Read detailed Review Report here: Vatican: A new report suggests that the Roman Catholic Church continue to play double stand on child sexual abuse. A new Vatican document states that newly appointed Bishops are not bound to report accusations of clerical child abuse. Only victims or their families should make […]

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June 16, 2015 Featured News

On 14-15 June 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), paid a working visit to Rome with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. In the evening of June 14, Metropolitan Hilarion met with Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical […]

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Roman Catholics and Orthodox in Crete

June 18, 2011 News

15/06/2011 The ancient Greek island town of Rethymno on the west coast of Crete is hosting a crucial ecumenical encounter between Catholic and Orthodox leaders this week. The president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch and Metropolitan Hilarion Alfayev, in charge of external relations for the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate, are among […]

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Patriarch Kirill meets with president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

March 18, 2011 News

16.03.2011 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, on 16 March 2011 at his working residence in Chisty Pereulok. They discussed major areas of cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church, especially the issues considered […]

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His All-Holiness addresses International Summit of “Leaders of Change”

March 16, 2011 Featured News

On March 14, 2011, His All-Holiness attended and addresses the International Summit of Leaders of Change, organized by the Office of the Prime Minister of Turkey and held in Istanbul. Other prominent speakers included Rabbi Arthur Schneier (Appeal of Conscience Foundation), Isak Haleva (Chief Rabbi of Turkey), Prof. Hossein Nasr (Georgetown University), and Archbishop Pier […]

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Pope calls for unity in letter to head of Greek Orthodox

December 1, 2010 Featured News

Pope Benedict XVI urged Orthodox and Catholics to continue to work towards unity, as part of a campaign to heal a rift between the two feuding branches of Christianity. 28/11/2010 In a letter to Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople and the head of the Greek Orthodox Church, Benedict called for Christians to “demonstrate” their “united” […]

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